Smartest Animal Species In The Entire World

Here is the list of the smartest animal species in the entire world!

Check out this list of the smartest animal species in the world. Some of them might suprise you!


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Chimpanzees and humans are actually remarkably similar, sharing about 99 percent of our DNA. Chimps are our closest living relatives, and like humans, they also live in social communities and can also adapt to different environments. They can also learn sign language too.


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Bottlenose dolphins are one of just a handful of species in the animal kingdom that can use vocal learning to develop their individual vocal signature. Many dolphins establish really strong social attachments and will also stay with injured or ill members of the group, helping them to the surface of the water so they can breathe if necessary. There are also many reports of dolphins protecting human swimmers from sharks by swimming in circles around them, or also rushing the sharks to shoo them away.


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Elephants’ brains are actually bigger than the brains of any other land animal. Also the cortex has as many neurons as a human brain does. The ability of elephants to learn is quite impressive, and they are also self-aware, they can actually recognize themselves in mirrors too!


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Called the Einsteins of the parrot world, African Greys are highly intelligent. Studies show that these birds possess abstract, inferential reasoning abilities. They also appear to have some understanding of causality and also use it to reason about the world. African Greys also show their smarts with their counting abilities and their vocalization skills too.


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The ability to think about thinking is actually called metacognition. A few years ago scientists discovered that rats, like humans, can actually make decisions based on what they do or do not know.


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A crow’s brain is about just the size of a human thumb, which is huge relative to its tiny body size. This also puts their intelligence on a level with the primates, and actually gives them the ability to solve complex problems.


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Because dogs lived among humans for so long and also undergone so much domestication, some scientists actually believe they are more like humans than even chimps.


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Next on our list of the smartest animal species in the world are actually pigeons. Many studies show that pigeons are actually able to learn abstract mathematical rules, and in fact are the only non-humans other than rhesus monkeys with the ability.


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According to many experts, pigs are among the smartest and cleanest domestic animals around, even more so than cats and dogs.


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Octopuses actually have the largest brains of any invertebrate. An octopus also has about 130 million neurons in its brain. A human has about 100 billion. However, 3/5 of an octopus’ neurons are not in the brain, they are in its arms.

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