the capacity retained by some animals to recognize and name the cardinal numbers correlated with varying amounts of items and to order these numerals in the correct way. Some chimps and parrots can count the quantity of objects shown to them, and some can rank numerals, as in the ascending sequence 4,7,9.

NUMERICAL COMPETENCE: "In animal behaviors, common with ants, birds, chimpanzees, and more, ordinal numerical competance is commonly observed."
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