Yawning is contagious in all mammals (including humans) and birds
- Dear RKS, dear All!
You posted, RKS, a dull article on yawning in bonobos.
When I was a child I used to yawn in the evenings in front of
both mammals and birds on our little farm. They instantly, without
exception, started to yawn. I randomly discovered this reaction. It was so fun. Tonight, yawn in front of your parrot, cat or dog, and see for yourself what happens.
I did only read the title of the posted article, because the title was so stupid. By the way: As far as I know we still do not know why animals yawn. Lastly: It's highly irritating that so much research today