Do Animals Laugh?

Is it true that animals share the same emotions as people? The latest research has proven that some animals share a typically human trait: laughter.

Recent research has shown that apes, dogs, and rats are able to laugh. Darwin observed this behavior in chimps as far back as 1872, when they were being tickled or played with. Recently, dogs have been observed making distinctive sounds during play, which were later analysed and recognized as laughter. Even other dogs associated this sound with pleasure.

It’s pretty awesome to know that we share the ability to laugh with our furry friends. Now we just need to figure out what they find funny!