Animals cannot communicate with speech the way we do. Some of them do not even communicate with sound but they do communicate. Look at the list of animals below. Choose one and write a report on the way they communicate with each other. Click on the sound links so that you can listen to some animals communicating. What do you think they are saying?
In books like the Rats of NIMH, the animals talk the way humans do. Making animals seem human is called anthropomorphism. Click here to read more about anthropomorphism .