Cow Compass?

Researchers have used Google Earth to observe how animals rest or graze and found that cows (and deer) tend to face either north or south. They believe that the animals have some sort of internal compass which detects the Earth's magnetic field and causes this behavior.

Listen to the story on npr here.

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  1. If I ever get lost near a pasture, I will look to see which way most of the cows are facing, and then assume that it is either north or south in order to orient myself.
    --Abby

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