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What Are The world's Smartest Animals? HD Videos

Did you ever wonder, what are the top 10 smartest Animals on Planet. 
Humans aren't the only intelligent creatures on Earth. As National Geographic points out, research proves that animals are much smarter than people realize. 

We humans have the ability to solve problems, to learn and reason. We are conscious of the presence, and we are also self-aware, thoughts and feelings of others. We make tools and practice the art of deception. We are creative. We think abstractly. We have language and use it to express complex ideas. All of these are arguably signs of intelligence. 

Scientists may not agree on the best and fullest definition of intelligence, but they generally agree that humans are highly intelligent. Other members of the animal kingdom exhibit signs of intelligence as well, and some scientists might say the definition of animal vs. human intelligence is merely a matter of degree!!

10. Octopus

These eight-armed invertebrates are one of the smartest creatures in the sea. They have fairly large brains, and like humans, their brains are separated into folded lobes. Octopus’s use a specific part of their brain for visual recognition which is unusual for many animals.
These cephalopods enjoy playing and problem solving, they will use tools, and they also try to avoid boredom if possible and exhibit a fairly impressive short term memory. These animals are still poorly understood, but scientists are constantly discovering new and impressive octopus abilities.

9. Rats

Rats are extremely social and intelligent animals. Widely used in research, they’ve often discovered loopholes, find shortcuts and escape routes in the laboratory experiments designed by the top scientific minds of our time. Rats take care of injured and sick rats in their group.
Rats have excellent memories, once they learn a navigation route, they won’t forget it. They are extremely clean animals, spending several hours every day grooming themselves and their group members.

8. Squirrels

Squirrels display an impressive array of tricks and strategies that help them survive. For starters, these clever creatures are essentially woodland animals that have adapted to living alongside humans, eating out of bird-feeders, flower gardens and whatever food might be lying around.
Squirrels store food and remember with accuracy nearly everything they bury and where to find it – even in the middle of winter and trapped under snow. Not clever enough for you? Well, squirrels will also “fake” bury food in order to confuse potential thieves, which researchers believe shows an advanced level of cunning and intellect.

7. Crows

Aside from a couple of parrots, crows have the largest brains among birds. Crows are able to use counting and analogies. They can solve higher-order, relational-matching tasks spontaneously. They use tools better than most (non-human) primates, molding wire into a hook and using three different tools for one task.

6. Otters

Otters use tools like rocks to smash open oysters, crabs and crayfish – plus they use rocks to remove bones and other parts of fish they may not want to eat. It’s believed that sea otters are so smart they can use the vibrations in water to sense when a predator is close.

5. Whale

The neocortex of many species of whale is home to elongated spindle neurons that were known only in hominids. In humans, these cells are involved in social conduct, emotions, judgement, and theory of mind. Whale spindle neurons are found in areas of the brain that are homologous to where they are found in humans, suggesting that they perform a similar function.

4. Elephants


Elephants have an active and rewarding social life. They can perform complex tasks and learn from their surroundings and experiences. Scientists believe they can recognize hundreds of different sounds and even mimic some of them. They have shown the ability to use tools and to display emotion at times of joy or pain.

3. Dogs

Dogs are so loyal to humans that they often don't get credit for their own intelligence. The average dog has the intelligence of a two-year-old child. It can track by scent, understand human commands, find hidden objects by smell and be trained in a variety of roles from service animal to guard dog. 

2. Dolphin


Dolphins are extremely social animals, dolphin females remain with their young for several years, teaching them all the tricks of the dolphin trade. They have a sophisticated "language," though humans have only begun to unravel it. Dolphins use tools in their natural environment and can learn an impressive array of behavioral commands by human trainers. 

1. Chimpanzee

The impressive intellectual abilities of this animal have long fascinated humans. They can make and use tools, hunt collectively, and are capable of advanced problem-solving.

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