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Scientists rank the mammals that make the best human companions

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 26: The animal kingdom is filled with ferocious, highly-territorial animals that are better off left alone. But nature also boasts some even-tempered animals that more easily adapt to human presence. A group of scientists attempted to study the temperament of animals to determine which ones are friendlier toward humans by assigning various scores. The study published in the journal of Frontiers in Veterinary Science excluded dogs, cats, and farm animals as they are already domesticated. Those that rank above 0 are said to be best suited as human companions. Browse the gallery and find out which potential pets scored the highest. You may also like:The rituals of an Indian wedding

Scientists rank the mammals that make the best human companions

The animal kingdom is filled with ferocious, highly-territorial animals that are better off left alone. But nature also boasts some even-tempered animals that more easily adapt to human presence. A group of scientists attempted to study the temperament of animals to determine which ones are friendlier toward humans by assigning various scores. The study published in the journal of Frontiers in Veterinary Science excluded dogs, cats, and farm animals as they are already domesticated. Those that rank above 0 are said to be best suited as human companions. 

Browse the gallery and find out which potential pets scored the highest. 

You may also like:The rituals of an Indian wedding

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