After it was revealed that the sheep were caught while walking in circlesthis Sunday another was shared video in which the horses they imitate this strange behavior as they were seen running in circles.
According to the first reports, the horses walking in circles were seen in the Mongolia region, in Chinaand witnesses affirm that the animals they walk in circles for 12 days in a row.
Through Twitter, the user @marthamarco_ even shared the strange video in which hundreds of horses can be seen while giving laps in circles, apparently confused.
In turn, some comments began to speculate about this phenomenon and pointed out that the chemicals alter the behavior of animals while others explained that it is due to the electromagnetic fields.
Horses also go around in circles…🤔 pic.twitter.com/0OPVC27eeQ
– Martha (@marthamarco_) December 1, 2022
Why do animals walk in circles?
However, one of the books on veterinary study, the Merck Veterinary Manualreveals that this behavior is apparently normal since the animals perform it to protect yourself from predators, so they walk in circles.
Likewise, other experts reveal that running in circles could also respond to a bacterial infection it could be behind some of the behaviors.
The presence of the listeria monocytogenes it could cause inflammation in the brain that leads animals to run in circles. Also, parasites like Polycephalus lead to the same result.
But it must also be said that there is no explanation completely safe in the face of this behavior in animals, which has been seen not only in sheep and horses, but in different species throughout the world.
Lastly, many theories have been thrown around in addition to some studies by experts, but fully understanding animals, in this case why they walk or run in circles, is, for now, a mystery.