8 Animals That Recognize Their Reflections

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Summary

These animals can recognize themselves in a mirror:

  • Elephant
  • Dolphin
  • Chimpanzee
  • Magpie
  • Gorilla
  • Bonobo
  • Orangutan
  • Orca

There are lots more animals that react to mirrors without really recognizing themselves. Pigs can use a mirror to find hidden food. Pigeons can pass the test but have to be trained. Capuchin monkeys, Rhesus macaques and some birds of prey also show certain reactions.

Dog and cat in front of a mirror Dog and cat in front of a mirror - Photo: Voyagerix/Shutterstock