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15 Most Intelligent Animals You Will Ever Know

Animals can be cute, witty, dangerous, giant but intelligent, many of us have never thought in that way. We have always been considering them merely "animals" and intelligence is the attribute, on the basis of which we discriminate animals and human beings. But you will be jealous when you come to know that animals are even more intelligent and smarter than people. 

Pigs are wise and clean, lovely cats are adaptable, elephants have self-awareness, dolphins are creative and Crows are crafty. If these animals are trained properly, they can easily be like us, perhaps in a better way. They are quick learners and understand and interpret commands given to them quite quickly. We humans are getting smart with the time, changes and technological developments but these animals have been brilliant since their origin.

We are presenting the list of 15 most intelligent animals on the earth that are even smarter than human beings. 

15 Most Intelligent Animals You Will Ever Know

15 Most Intelligent Animals You Will Ever Know

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1. Raccoons

1. Raccoons

These cute raccoons also have extremely intelligent brains. They are very good at recognizing patterns that help them to find their way to food. They have a lot of space in their small brain as they can remember a lot of stuff for long time. Raccoons are a quick learner as they can learn 300 different commands.

2. Sea Lions

2. Sea Lions

Marine biologists discovered that sea lions are able to easily recognize syntax and commands when taught an artificial sign language. They also possess ability to think logically and make decisions.

3. Pigeons

3. Pigeons

Pigeons are incredible creatures. In ancient times, people used to take help of pigeons as messengers as they are extremely good at Geo locations and studies have shown that pigeons have an amazing ability to remember people and places throughout the course of their life.

4. Falcons

4. Falcons

Extremely adept hunters, falcons were used as messengers like pigeons. Falcons are the most easily trainable bird.

5. Rats

5. Rats

I totally agree with the statement that a rat in an intelligent creature as it becomes an idol and hide itself smartly when we try to hit them. They have long term memory and can excellently adapt change in situations.

6. Owls

6. Owls

I have often seen dumb people compared with owls. But when you will know that owls are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, your perception will totally be changed. Owls are very smart in using tools and scanning its surroundings. It can be said that owls have a very sharp vision that is associated with their brain making them an intelligent creature.

7. Octopus

7. Octopus

Octopus are highly skilled hunters who use well-developed strategies for finding food. This sea creature also has an ability to solve some very complicated problems.

8. Whales

8. Whales

This giant creature of the sea has the weight equal to that of the 30 giant elephants. They have a smart way of communication and are good at coordinating in group activities.

9. Bottlenose Dolphins

9. Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins can recognize themselves in the mirror and have a sense of social identity. Dolphins not only about themselves but also they can easily find out who, where and what their groups are. Dolphins are interactive creatures and also have as smart IQ as humans, they are capable of learning things quickly.

10. Pigs

10. Pigs

Pigs are often seen tumbling in mud and dirt. They do so to keep themselves cool as they do not have sweat glands. In 1990, people came to know about the intelligence of pigs when they were trained to move a cursor on a video screen, they learned it as quick as Chimpanzees.

11. Ants

11. Ants

Despite tiny, ants have incredible power in their brain. They have an ability to creatively withstand calamities. Like elephants, ants also believe in teamwork and unity for building nests and hunting for food.

12. Crows

12. Crows

Crows have the highest IQ than that of other birds. They are very clever and understand cause-and-effect relationships similar of 5 to 7-year-old. Crows are also among the most skilled creature that know tool-making and its usage. They are also adaptable to tough situations and can easily be seen collecting resources.

13. Goats

13. Goats

When you see a flock of adorable goats, you probably do not imagine that these seemingly innocent animals can have the smart brain. You won't believe that they have excellent long-term memory. Recent studies on IQ of goats left scientists shocked. Scientists experimented with goats by assigning them a "mechanical puzzle" to solve, in which goats had to go through various tasks from opening a box to delivering a piece of fruits. It's utterly amazing that goats remembered a correct order of series of the tasks and successfully completed the puzzle. This experiment and further studies on it suggests scientists that goats have an excellent long-term memory.

14. Elephants

14. Elephants

With a giant body, these elephants also have a clever brain. Yeah, they are quite intelligent creatures on the planet. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England found that elephants are very co-operative and believe in team work. Like goats elephants also have a sharp memory.

15. Cats

15. Cats

You might love your cats and all its mischief. But you might not know about their highly intelligent brain. Study of cats' brain is very difficult as they don't like to involve in any experiments. Cats are an independent animal, they do not need to depend on others for hunting food. Experts also claim that cats are quite curious, tempered and have cautious behavior.

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