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Goats prefer happy faces

Goats can differentiate between human facial expressions and prefer to interact with happy people, according to a new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

The study, which provides the first evidence of how goats read human emotional expressions, implies that the ability of animals to perceive human facial cues is not limited to those with a long history of domestication as companions, such as dogs and horses.

Writing in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the team describe how 20 goats interacted with images of positive (happy) and negative (angry) human facial expressions and found that they preferred to look and interact with the happy faces.

Read more at Phys.org

Looking for a job? City of Edmonton is looking for a Goat Coordinator. No kidding.

Since Edmonton banned the use of pesticides last year, some 200 goats have been handling the city’s weed problem as part of the GoatWorks pilot program. They are now looking for a goat coordinator. It’s a temporary full-time position with a contract for up to 11 months with an hourly pay of up to $43.

CBC:

“Working both independently and as part of a team, you will be integral in the development and implementation of this program,” reads the official job posting.

“You will work with individuals, contractors and researchers to fulfill the program goals and engage Edmontonians in all that is Goats.”

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