Season 18, Episode 9 Inside the Animal Mind: Animal Consciousness

First Aired: January 18, 2000

“Inside the Animal Mind” concludes with speculation about the level of animal consciousness and self-awareness. “They think in pictures,” says Prof. Temple Grandon of Colorado State University, referring to cattle. The hour also delves into the minds of birds, bees, bears and baboons, as well as chimps, sheep and elephants. Do they feel pain? Comprehend mortality? It's hard to say. “They live in a different world,” says Stephen Buriansky, the author of “If Lions Could Talk.” Steve Kroft narrates.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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