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House Mouse

Caption: Mice communicate with each other using ultrasonic vocalizations. This "mouse song" expresses individuality and kinship, especially in male mice. Later in life, individual mice prefer to mate with mice that speak the same language they do.

Credit: MPI for Evolutionary Biology

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