- Honey bees tell each other a story through dance when they find a new source of food. The "waggle dance" is famous for letting one bee tell others where she found food, how much food is available, and how they can get some too.
- Ants use pheromones to direct other ants to food sources. When two ants greet each other, their antennae touch and they share loads of information, including where they've been, if food is available, and if they are hungry. Sometimes one ant will even feed her "sister" after they touch antennae!
- If a raven thinks another raven is watching him gather food, the first raven will actually try to hide the food from the second raven!
- Dolphins have been taught to read hundreds of symbols and can tell a written question apart from a statement. They know placing words in different orders changes the meaning of the sentence. Scientists have taught dolphins to use an underwater keyboard to communicate about toys, and those dolphins have taught other dolphins the "game."
- Rhesus monkeys have vocal systems similar to humans and can imitate human facial expressions.
- Wolves, lions, and even monkeys plan and coordinate hunts together.
So, animals definitely "speak" with each other, but do they tell stories? What do you think?