The animals cannot model for us how we humans can live our spiritual destiny, because they do not have this access.
But we humans can learn from them what an integrated and inclusive earthly material life looks like. At least that. We can learn what life can look like if we don’t lose ourselves in our minds.
But the feat of becoming an integrated animal again would be to forget the certain death altogether. That we know about it is of the utmost importance for us humans. It makes the difference between us and the animals. With this knowledge, only the integration of our inner knowledge into our consciousness helps us. Living like an animal in the knowledge of one’s own death is not an option for a human being.