• Question: What do you think is the most complex animal to study or that you have studied before?

    Asked by Halsey to Carrie, Rupert on 17 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Carrie Ijichi

      Carrie Ijichi answered on 17 Mar 2017:

      I think animals that might have self awareness are the most complex to study but I haven’t had a change to do this. It includes elephants (lucky Ellen), chimpanzees, corvids and orca amongst others. This is quite rare but it means they can deceive and have a concept of their own existence which was thought to be just a human trait before.