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talking animals in fiction

A talking animal or speaking animal refers to any form of animal which can speak a human language. Many species or groups of animals have developed a formal language, even through vocal communication between its members, or interspecies, with an understanding of what they are communicating. As well, studies in animal cognition have been very successful in teaching some animals a formalised language, such as sign language with Koko the gorilla. For these reasons, this phenomena is widely discussed and investigated, while skeptics consider the results to be a form of mimicry and the observer-expectancy effect, not true communication.

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