"WE ARE ALL SENTIENT" - Beaver (North American)

April 15, 2024  •  1 Comment

"WE ARE ALL SENTIENT"

Beaver (North American) - 7 Photos

 

The Miriam-Webster definition of sentient: Capable of sensing or feeling. Conscious of or responsive to the sensations of seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting or smelling. 

 

So sentience is the simplest form of cognition. So then how, as a species, can we deny other species the attribute of being sentient when, in fact, it has already been proven that many species other than humans, express even the most complex feelings, such as joy and grief (elephants come immediately to mind).

 

Having witnessed beavers at play, expressing pure joy in executing what can only be called a beaver dance where a male & female beaver embraced each other while spinning in the water, and having seen a few "tiffs" or minor arguments, for me there is no denying that beavers like many other animals are indeed sentient. 

 

Take a moment to look into the eyes & faces of the beavers in the following photos and see what they can tell you. 

 

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Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Marvellous images!
Beautiful details and colours of these "brand-spanking new" beavers. They look like going beavers.
It is great to see them at play. I've seen them grooming each other on the land a few years ago.
Nice to see them finally out.
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