Animal behaviourist Jonathan Balcombe discusses the inner lives of animals. How niche critters perform better than humans on certain tasks, Wildebeest can detect rain 30miles away, chimpanzees’ extraordinary spatial memory etc.
On the ‘what it’s like side’ starlings seem to exhibit a kind of ‘pessimism’. Baboons experience grief/loss. "Alas poor Yorick" feeling among elephants.
Morality: Sentience (capacity to feel) as bedrock of ethics - reconsidering our high-handed attitudes towards animal suffering.