Image by Annie Spratt

Cows are bright and complex beings, they highly sentient and intelligent individuals with markedly different personalities. Although cow behaviour has been studied intensively, research has focused almost entirely on their use as food commodities. However, there is relatively little attention to the study of cow intelligencepersonality, and sociality at a basic comparative level.

Cows have the ability to rapidly learn different tasks, display long-term memory, extrapolate the location of a hidden moving object, discriminate complex stimuli, and discriminate humans from one another.