Humans like to think they're nothing like the rest of the animals we share the world with. After all, a dog can't use an iPod, and a chimp can't write a poem, right? So humans must be special!
Maybe not so much, though. Lots of animals share some things that we usually reserve just for people, and they're a lot more like us than we think! Animals do a lot of the things we do, including gossiping. Not so different, after all!