Thought for the day – and perhaps someone can answer this one.
Do animals understand when they are pregnant? I was just looking at a photo of a very pregnant Manchester Terrier, and given how useless human beings are at knowing what’s going on with their own bodies, do dogs/cats/hippos etc understand that they’re pregnant, that there’s a foetus, an impending newborn? A quick Google search came up with a lot of opinion but very little in the way of a solid scientific answer. Answers on a postcard please.