If I ask you why animals can not speak, what will be your guess?
1. Don’t animals have a tongue?
2. Don’t animals have a voice box?
3. Animals want to speak, but they can’t?
The first and the second one are not true. Most animals do have a tongue. Most of them also have a voice box that helps to make the sounds we make like – talk, sing, cough, grunt or hum.
The correct answer is the third one. Maybe animals want to talk in a language of words like us but they are not capable of doing it. The brain of animals is less developed as compared to humans. Probably that is the reason why animals can’t develop words and a language to express their feelings.
However, animals have the same feelings as we do – love, affection, anger, fear and many more. They express their feelings by making gestures and sounds. Have you noticed how a dog barks when angry and wags its tail when excited or happy or how a happy peacock dances when it rains!!