Top Ten Smartest Animals

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1HumanHumans are not exactly wild animals, but not domesticated, either. Proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. Builders of the global civilization.

People try to say that we have so many problems therefore we aren't's smart. Not true at all. We are evil. We are manipulative. We are destroying this world.
But if you look at it, the reason we have the ability to do this is because we are smart. There is no denying that. If we weren't smart, we wouldn't be the dominant species on earth. We wouldn't have made so many scientific discoveries, developed so many weapons, and eliminated so many species and ecosystems.
I agree that we have many problems and act stupid in places. But we are smart. A lot of us just use our intelligence in crooked ways. The reason why we are doing so many things wrong isn't because we aren't smart, rather we aren't using our intelligence in the right way. Like why are we developing thousands of nukes when we could instead prevent global warming? Humans are the smartest, but we need to use our intelligence better.

Ways humans are more intelligent than any other animals; Capability to learn mathematics, language, built structures, create working systems of economies. We can make functioning societies with governments. We create innovations every day that further improve their race. The extent of our power to modify the world around us shows how comparatively more meticulous and knowledgeable we are. No other animal has conquered the world quite like humans. I would go even farther to say more importantly, that no other animal has created systems of morality and ethics, developing philosophies based around our advanced enlightened perceptions possessed by no other. - Gamefreak23788

There are a few select humans throughout all our history that actually benefited our planet instead of destroying it. But, as a majority, people are retarded. We play with things that geniuses invent for us (guns, cars, etc.) and we blindly trust our government just because we don't want to make our lives more harder. Thankfully, there were, and still are some great humans in history that pushed purpose and virtue, but just as much that pushed the opposite. Now the question remains: Do YOU have a purpose? Or are you just a pointless hunk of meat that only exist to breed, eat and sleep?

Dude not all humans are evil. Sure it is bad that humans are doing to the ecosystems. But do you think we are all like Adolf Hitler? No Every other person I walk by looks normal. I am proud to be a human. Also a little bit of ashamed to be too.

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2DolphinDolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic.

I saw trained dolphins at a reserve once, and an dolphin which was only a year old, and it was trained to do some pretty amazing things, including work with another dolphin to come under my feet and carry me across the pool they were in, try to find a one year old human that can do anything near that!

Did you know that some body taught a dolphin how to count and speak English (Not very well but still.) If dolphins were land animals with and legs, they would make lots of stuff. Billions of new car companies would be around, and humans would have roommates who are not their species. AWESOME!

Dolphins are very clever. They can even paint and the pictures are quite nice. Besides, these animals are so cute :). P.S. THE QUESTION FOR AUTHOR : Who has said you humans are animals? - Wonderful

So cute and smart

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3Chimpanzee

Guys, you do realise that some people might be checking this website for actual data, right? So please stop depriving them of their rightful data and vote scientifically, as this is a scientific question. Chimps should be number 2

It is scientifically proven that these are the smartest animals except for humans! - pryan96

Chimpanzees are so much like humans. They wage war, kill each other, eat each other, and commit infanticide!

They are smarter than dolphins.

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4DogDomesticated house hold pets that have evolved from wolves . They are sometimes bred with other species of wolves or dogs to create desirable purebreds or a new species of dogs.

DOGS are smart and the reason they are higher than many animals and not closely related to the human like chimps is because they are easy to train. Dogs are the only animals that really show much emotion. You don't see chimps complaining when they are given an apple not a banana.

I reckon dogs are smart but not as smart as dolphins but they can be a persons best friend

DOG IS ONLY HIGH BECAUSE IT IS POPULAR! Chimps and monkeys have been proven to be WAY smarter. Our genes are almost identical.

Picture looks so much like my dog

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5Monkey

I have raised everything from dogs, cats, parrots, other fowl and even a Capuchin monkey. Let me tell you this.. THAT MONKEY was way smarter than my other animals.. Yes Dogs are good loved pets and yes parrots are definitely smart but that monkey of mine put them all to shame... - shanew

Dog? Dolphin? Come on people, stop fooling yourself. Monkey is smarter than dog, cat, dolphin, parrot put together and numerous experiments, researches and just real life proved that.

I love dogs, cats and dolphins much more than monkeys but I'm not delusional person - Alexandr

Yes I do love monkeys cuteness and all but to be logical I have seen numerous nature documentaries and dolphins are very smart if you have ever seen a dolphin show you can just look at all the tricks they do!

Monkeys are very funny like my bro

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6ParrotParrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.

Well that's stupid. Parrots can just repeat things. Apes and monkeys should be first because humans aren't actually animals

The only animal that can speak human. That's right human! Parrots know what wear'e saying we humans don't know parrot language. In a test it was shown a parrot having a coversation with another parrot in korean!

The most intelligent and smart animal in Earth is Parrot... They are way more more intelligent than Dolphins, Chimpanzees, monkeys and dogs can ever be. Parrots know how to talk not only in their way but in any language you can throw. Can Dogs and dolphins talk? Not even when you put everything to teach them. You can set them any tasks (just like me) and they'll d without any problem. While most animals will be stuck at a random single problem Parrots can do anything which humans are capable of doing. If you can then count them.
I am not saying this ; even the Mighty Holy Quran is saying this...

First of all, humans are the smartest, no debate. Also, dogs, chimps, and dolphins, can intelligently respond to so many more commands than parrots and recognize many more words. All parrots do is repeat sounds they hear - DCnative211

Parrots should be first. Because humans are not animals. Reading below comment and I can say its true.

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7CatThe "House Cat", also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, is a small feline, a good hunter, and comes in a variety of colours and fur patterns. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated.

Sure dogs are awesome but theirs one downfall about them. And that's how dumb some of them can be! Cats on the other hand are much more smart. Cats bury their dumps and dogs don't. - DunnaNunnaBatman

Yes, cats are probably the smartest animal on earth, after the primates! Dogs are stupid, clueless, dumb, and the complete opposite of smart. Dogs should die out and go extinct!

Who is the wise professor who said this? THE ELEPHANT is smarter than the cat! Dear administrator can You add to this list the elephant. It is unbelievable it is not here!

Cats are not that smart. #7 is just right

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8OctopusThe octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. It has a beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms.

The crow is the smartest land creature? Think again, buster.

Wasn't there that study, in which an Octopus learned how to open up a can? - PeachyBlast

Octopuses are the smartest sea creatures. They have huge brains.

Octopus are the smartest sea creature and crow is the smartest land creature

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9ElephantElephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Two species are traditionally recognized, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species.

Most of the animals here can't even compare to the intelligence of an elephant. Elephants strike the top spot in all intelligence: cunning, creativity, thinking, & emotion. Few other animals hit all these categories & even fewer, maybe none at all, beat the elephant.

Each year, African Elephants visit a site where their ancestors died. They would memorize the spot and touch their ancestor's skull. Name one other animal that has the intelligence and emotions to do art, swim, and visit their "graveyards" each year.

Check out amazing elephant paintings. They are incredibly intelligent and compassionate animals.

Elephants are so smart that the actually have funerals.

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10PigA pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

They are actually pretty smart, but with all those insults about pigs going around it's hard to think that. - animallover1

I have pet pigs & they are so intelligent. They should definitely be higher! (Especially over cats I think)

Yes. Pigs are actually more intelligent than dogs. Don't say - "Well, I can eat pigs because they're stupid".

Pig is smarter than a dog guys.

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11GorillaGorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa.

Gorillas are the second most human like animals and if they can talk English they would probably outsmart the human

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12HorseThe horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

I believe horses are one of the most amazing animals ever. Not only do they have an AMAZING memory, but they can understand signals when are told. They have a connection with humans as unique as a fingerprint. The only reason why they would ever hurt someone or something on purpose is if they were bothering it. Honestly, I think in some ways horses are smarter than humans. If we were so smart then why do we even have an issue with global warming? In my opinion, horses should be at the top of the list.

I am with horses and ride them A LOT. Horses are very smart, and have they are very special. They connect with humans in a way no other animals do. If they really wanted to hurt you they would do it, but they are smart enough to get in harmony with humans. I know that humans outsmart horses, but if you don't count humans I think horses are the smartest in there own way of "talking" to humans and other horses. They actually deside a leader in the herd by who is the smartest and wisest. :) Horses are best

Horses are definitely in the top five

Does everyone love horses?

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13Whale

The whale one majestic creature how did the blue whale my 3rd favorite animal how did they make such an incredible comeback all whales have gone low in population yet somehow they come back only one species that I know of has gone extinct the grey whale I believe that's thanks to humans again I'm only 10 so I don't know as much as you do maybe but I do know that whales should be higher on the is list

Incredibly intelligent, just like dolphins, only with much more brain capacity.

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14Crow

Crows can remember peoples faces, and when they can't open a nut they put it on a road, wait for a car to drive over it, and break it, then they eat the nut. Crows are genius. - Kekkels

Did you know crows have the brain capacity to use a tool to get a better tool to use to get a better tool to get food?

Crows are the smartest bird in the world! They recognize and remember faces, use cars to crack open nuts, and use tools to solve puzzles!

Crows and Ravens are the smartest creatures for their size, second to humans. So, they should be 2nd place after human. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

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15FoxFoxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae.

Their super smart even in real life not just books

16Orangutan

They can do anything that humans can do apart from speak. - Harri666

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17Deer
18PlatypusThe platypus, also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.V3 Comments
19MouseA mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.
20Rat

Rats are in almost every scientific top 10 about intelligence, so they are really among the most smart animals. Because they are not popular they are low in this list. But scientists know they are way smarter than cats and dogs. Popularity is not a legal reason for intelligence!

Finally, a list where they're placed well! Yes, they're intelligent.

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