Take A Look At 10 Of The Smartest Animals In The World

Posted by Michael Avery in Nature and Travel On 26th March 2018

Intelligence is not restricted to human beings. Many animals are capable of thinking and learning. These animals might not be as smart as humans but they are still plenty smart.


#1 The Cockatoo

Cockatoos are some of the smartest animals out there. They have an uncanny ability to pick locks leading to them being called the animal kingdoms master burglars. One cockatoo even picked a lock that would have taken an untrained human burglar a full day to pick in just 2 hours. That's pretty smart.


#2 The Goldfish

Goldfish might not seem like they are very intelligent but they are pretty smart. The common goldfish can listen to and distinguish between different composers. They can even detect the timbre and pitch of the music.


#3 The Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees are comparable to humans in many ways. They can make tools and use them effectively. They hunt in packs and are capable of solving difficult problems. They are able to think and plan and use this ability to form tactics when they are hunting. They can also use sign language and have very good long-term memories.

#4 The Whale

Whales are very smart creatures. They travel in groups and employ group feeding tactics that lead to very successful results as well as using attacking tactics when defending themselves. Whales are much like dolphins when it comes to behavior. They also have some of the largest brains on earth with the sperm whale having the biggest brain out of all the living animals on earth.


#5 The Octopus

The Octopus is a very intelligent animal. They are capable of creating and playing games as well as completing mazes and solving difficult problems. They have short memories but they can still mimic other animals and communicate using colors and patterns. They are intelligent predators and navigators.

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