Laughter In The Animal Kingdom

We humans think we’re so cool. We have the big brains and the opposable thumbs and complex speech, and we can make fire, so of course we’ve dominated nature. Yep, we’re pretty awesome. But we don’t have a monopoly on joy.

Humans might be the only species known to blush – think about that the next time your cheeks go red – but we’re not the only ones to laugh. It’s hard to say whether we’re even the only ones to tell jokes. No other species are about to put up their own comedy clubs anytime soon, but given a good tickle, there are a few animals that give up hearty guffaws – in their own ways.

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