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Researchers from England's University of Lincoln revealed in July that red-footed tortoises are not only "inquisitive" but make decisions in their brain's "medial cortex" region, associated with "complex cognitive behavior" (because they have no "hippocampus," a typical decision-making area). The tortoises thus pecked-out (and learned) touch-screen decisions (for rewards of strawberries) and in fact, said researcher Anna Wilkinson, learned as quickly as rats and pigeons and faster than dogs.

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