Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fact of the Day: 2nd Smartest Animal

Humans are by far the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom, and the 2nd smartest species is also the one that is most closely related. Chimpanzees are a bit smarter than dolphins; they can make tools, can hunt collectively, problem solve, long-term memory of names, use sign language, and can even make symbols for objects and combine them to express an complex idea.

7 comments:

Adam Lloyd said...

Very closely related is the Bonobo. Some people consider them to be narrowly more intelligent than chimpanzees. The most famous example is Kanzi, who exhibits some really exceptional behaviour:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanzi

Anonymous said...

Some of 'em even smoke.

Jax said...

For once I could have actually guessed one of your facts!! :) I feel a little smarter today... lol

DEZMOND said...

they might be even smarter than most humans :)

Unknown said...

what a fun fact.

Unknown said...

they are the most amazing animals, and they are also good playmates

Teddi said...

but remember there is no such thing as evolution, right?