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What are the three ways animals communicate?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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Answered Jan 24, 2020

There are three different types of ways that animals are able to communicate. They can provide visual signals that will allow humans or other animals to know what they are thinking about. They can also communicate with the use of auditory signals. Lastly, they can also communicate through sound. There are some dolphins that would flick their fins in order to let other dolphins know where they are. Through communication, it will be easier for other animals to find mates and so much more. They can also communicate with each other if there is danger so that other species of the same kind will be saved. For humans, it is different. They would usually communicate through their words, but they have also developed more complex ways to communicate and say what they mean without actually saying anything.

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Answered Jan 09, 2020

Have you ever wondered how animals communicate among themselves? Animals communicate using three methods. This includes: using signals, using chemicals, and tactile. Animals communicate using common signals such as auditory signals. Animals can attract mates, ward of threats, raise the alarm, express pain or happiness through sounds. Examples of auditory communications are Barking, growling, hissing, and purring. A visual signal is also a means of communication for animals. They can communicate via body posture, coloration, and facial expressions.

This is considered the least effective for animals. Another sign of communication is their sense of smell. Animals communicate using pheromones (chemicals). An animal can leave its own scent in a place to mark territory, to attract a mate or ward off predators. Pheromones are common among insects. Tactile communication is also a method of communication for animals; animals have to be next to each other for this method of communication. Tactile communication enforces social bonds and cooperation.


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