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It's a really funny question...Actually 'lie' is very complex to be defined for animals..... since I don't have enough reputation to comment... so I support my answer with this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6pqyW-Xn7k ... Here if you notice racoon didn't lie ... it only tricked it's way out.... so we won't call it as lie... but only a way of ...


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This question has been well studied by cognitive scientists who are interested in which aspects of complex human behavior are also exhibited by animals. The only real problem here is that the word "lie" has a very complex bundle of meaning when we use it to speak about humans, and one can debate just how far various aspects of "lie" apply ...


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Animals can actually lie, too. Some animals, including gorillas, dogs and even birds and insects, knowingly lie and deceive in order to profit from it. Chimpanzees trick other chimps into coming to the wrong banana stash and then move on to the real one. Dogs with broken legs get special care from their owners, and pretend to be sick after recovery to ...


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