Sheep and Faces – level 2

14-09-2021 15:00

Researchers from Cambridge University trained eight female mountain sheep to identify faces. For their study, they chose the faces of Barack Obama, actress Emma Watson, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce.

The animals eventually managed to identify the familiar faces eight times out of every 10. The professor who led the study said that this shows that sheep can identify faces like people and monkeys.

Difficult words: researcher (somebody who does research – studies something), identify (to be able to remember how somebody looks), eventually (in the end).

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