Video Of The Week - Moritz The Puzzle-Solving Pig

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When one thinks of pigs, smart is not the first word that comes to mind. However, after seeing Moritz complete puzzles with such ease, you may change your mind, not just about him but all the other porkers out there.

But while the Berlin resident's puzzle-solving prowess may surprise you, it does not stun researchers. Past studies have shown that pigs can be taught to manipulate video game cursors with their snouts and even distinguish between scribbles they have seen before and ones that are new. The only other animals known to be this observant are chimpanzees.

That is not all! In 2014, researchers in the Netherlands discovered that pigs could experience empathy - an emotion previously only known to be felt by humans! Puts a whole new perspective on porkers, doesn't it?

independent.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

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  • difamehysypy
    difamehysypyTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:26 am
    so cool that an animal can learn how to do that.
    • warriorcatskid
      warriorcatskidTuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:38 pm
      My Grandma has 2 pigs, Picasso and Penny! My family has lots of pets
    • thistle912
      thistle912Monday, September 7, 2020 at 7:43 am
      How adorable!
      • bonk boiThursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:31 am
        lol
        • hiTuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:22 am
          My sister loves pigs!
          • brawlstarschamp
            brawlstarschampWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm
            HA THAT IS SO CUTE AND FUNNY!
            • g02021Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:59 am
              Wow cool
              • MooCowOinkMonday, October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm
                Pigs are my FAVORITE animal in the whole world!!!
                • jazmineFriday, March 9, 2018 at 10:01 am
                  pig lover its so cute
                  • HammiltonThursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:28 am
                    I have a pet pig he can also do puzzles