The Smartest Animals in the World

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Intelligence is everywhere around us. Though humans have some obvious advantages over many animal species, that doesn’t mean that we’re the only ones intelligent on our planet. In fact, there are several members of the animal kingdom who have proven to have impressive cerebral skills and cognitive abilities.


Chimpanzees are the closest animal relatives we humans have. The DNA similarity is incredible – according to biology, we’re 99% the same! One study that was published 10 years ago showed that chimps can even be better than humans in certain memory tests.


For a long time, scientists have suspected that goats are much smarter than we give them credit for. A test conducted in Australia showed that they are able to solve puzzles in order to get to food – nine out of 12 goats needed only four tries!


It’s a common saying that elephants can memorize things for a long time. But did you know that they are able to distinguish among different languages?


Among some other things, dolphins can recognize themselves in the mirror.