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Cows tell each other how they feel through their moos, according to a new study.

The animals have individual vocal characteristics and change their pitch depending on their emotions, according to research by the University of Sydney.

Alexandra Green, the study’s lead author, said: “Cows are gregarious, social animals. In one sense it isn’t surprising they assert their individual identity throughout their life.”

“This is the first time we have been able to analyze voice to have conclusive evidence of this trait.”

The study found that cows use their voice to help them maintain contact with the herd and express excitement, arousal, engagement or distress.

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