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Which animals are definitely self aware?
How many animals have a sense of self?
asked in nature, psychology, perception

siasl74 answers:

What determines "sense of self"?

One such test is the ability to recognise oneself in a mirror. Up til recently, this was only found in mammals (only reliably in humans and apes, but also possibly in elephants and dolphins).

Some Germans have now discovered that magpies can do it, too:

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Maygs answers:

There's no proof that animals actually think at all, so there's no evidence to suggest any are "self aware"

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