Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Can Animals Show Emotions?

Can Animals Show Emotions?

A friend of mine commented on a piece by me wherein I had depicted wild animals showing emotions as we humans do. His point was that the humans tend to attribute human emotions to animals and err. I wrote back to him saying this:

"I find obliged to say some thing on how animals behave if they are subjected to continuous and irritating human presence. The wild animals of Sariska gather near the artificial waterhole as soon as they hear the clink-clank of a water tanker approaching.

A tourist friendly or as you say - 'indifferent' tiger in Bandhavgarh suddenly leaps into a tourist jeep and punishes some tiger hungry tourists.

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