5 August 2014
Horses' mobile ears are 'communication tool'
Victoria Gill By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
|Horses are able to rotate their ears|
almost 180 degrees.
Very mobile ears help many animals direct their attention to the rustle of a possible predator.
But a study in horses suggests they also pay close attention to the direction another's ears are pointing in order to work out what they are thinking.
Researchers from the University of Sussex say these swivelling ears have become a useful communication tool. (...)