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Anyone who's yearned to understand animals might jump for joy as a result of work done at Northern Arizona University. Researchers believe they've decoded some prairie dog language — and it may lead to new ways of understanding animal talk.
Dr. Dolittle dreamt how wonderful it would be to understand the language of animals. But our next guest believes he knows how wonderful it is. For a start, he's managed to decode prairie dogs speaking.
Con Slobodchikoff has spent 30 years studying their language. And he's discovered a sophisticated communication system… one he hopes may lead to better communication between humans and animals.
Con Slobodchikoff is a professor Emeritus at Northern Arizona University and author of the book Chasing Doctor Dolittle – Learning the Language of Animals. We reached him at his home near Sedona, Arizona.
Written By: Anna Maria Tremonticontinue to source article at cbc.ca