Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Which Genus is a Genius?

Whoever coined the expression "cats rule, dogs drool" may have to reconsider that position.

As posted on one of my favorite web sites, Coyotes,Wolves,Cougars..forever! 

photo by Monty Sloan
"Oxford University Study concludes that animals who live in social groups need to think more than solitary animals do and as a result have bigger brains......So as a Genus, members of the dog family (wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackels, etc.) have larger brains than those of the cat family (cougars, bobcats, lynx, jaguars, leopards, cheetahs--lions being the exception as they do live in groups) ..."

photo by Scotti Cohn
I doubt this will cause my feline friends to lose those smug expressions they always wear, but perhaps this research will allow canids to hold their heads a little higher.

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1 comment:

  1. Ha ha Scotti what cats lack in brain power they make up for with sheer bravado. Interesting snippet of fact though - thanks for sharing.