There are five groups of mammals that use language: primates, bats, elephants, seals, and cetaceans such as dolphins and whales. There are also three groups of birds capable of vocal learning: parrots, songbirds, and hummingbirds.
The capacity for language is not what separates humans from other animals (although our deployment of language may be more sophisticated).
Our capacity for language does not define us. But our stories do.
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