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Mimicry vs Language - with Sir David Attenborough

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Some animals have the physical equipment to mimic human speech, but that doesn’t mean they have the brain to understand human language. In this clip from ‘The language of animals’ (1973) Sir David Attenborough chats with a greater Indian hill myna.
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