Do Other Animals Recognize Themselves in Mirrors?

Josh Welch

Kitten looking into a mirrorYou have probably seen at least one of the millions of YouTube videos of a pet seeing themselves in a mirror. Do those pets recognize themselves? You might have also seen the recently viral video of a group of wild gorillas experiencing their first mirror. Did they recognize themselves? What about other animals in the wild? In this video by DNews, Trace Dominguez answers these questions and more as he reports on the results of several recent studies involving animal self-awareness.