Sheep aren’t viewed as the cleverest of creatures, but new research has found they might be a lot more intelligent than previously thought.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge found that Welsh mountain sheep can map their surroundings, and may even be able to plan ahead.
The discovery shows they have the brainpower to equal rodents, monkeys and, in some tests, even humans.
The study does have a more serious side and was part was part of wider research into Huntington’s Disease.
Professor Jenny Morton from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge says the beasts’ ‘stupid’ reputation may be unwarranted.
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