Top Ten Smartest Animals

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1Human

I disagree. If we are so smart. Then why are the polar ice caps melting? Why are we denying our population has gone overboard? Why are we cutting down so many trees? If humans were smart, they would know that the ice caps contain most of the fresh water on Earth. That our population has now reached over seven billion, and by two thousand and twenty we will reach ten billion. If humans were smart, we would no better than to have had slavery in America, due to the historic examples in Egypt and other countries. And humans should no better than to cut down so many trees, because in doing so the carbon dioxide levels rise and oxygen levels drop, since plants, like trees, take in oxygen and carbon dioxide, but only keep the carbon dioxide, releasing the oxygen back into the atmosphere, where creatures with lungs breath it in and then get rid of carbon dioxide. That and cutting down trees to the habit loss of many animals, like the Philippine Eagle. (Not to mention climate change. ) Very ...more - LostDream258

Yep, because animals can solve our climate change problem, totally. Your point is redundant, yes we are bad at some things, but I doubt that orcas are more mentally capable than us. The fact that we even know what climate change is shows we are far more intelligent than animals. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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

We are obviously the smartest, otherwise have you seen a monkey make himself king and rule a vast empire, if not have you seen a dog fly an airplane, if not then you have your answer

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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.

If you asked me this: Whats the smartest living thing on Earth? I would answer dolphins. Dolphins have invented their own language, know how to lend a helping fin in almost anything, the found a brilliant way to hunt together, and they are really good at following orders. And here is a fun fact: Did you know that a dolphin can turn one part of it's brain off when it becomes tried? And then turn the other part on until that side gets tired? This adaptation is very important, not to mention fascinating, because in the ocean, you have to keep moving. If you fall asleep, the dolphin cannot come up for air and will drown. And do not try to say that they can sleep on land, because, for starters, dolphins have no legs and will become stuck, and if the dolphin goes on land, they might get a sunburn. - LostDream258

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!

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

Dolphins are the one. Don't you know dolphins have a brain 100 times better than a human brain. Anyway, I disagree that humans should be at top. Let me tell you one thing humans, you are killing the dolphins.

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3DogDomesticated house hold pet 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.

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.

I have a dog and I agree there smart, intelligent and very kind. They are also very polite and also very very generous.

Dogs are stupid says olivia

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4Chimpanzee

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

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

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

Chimps are smarter than dogs since they can solve puzzles and even use sign language.

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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.

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.

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!

7Cat

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

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 much more intelligent than dogs. Cats can survive on their own without owners; they are natural and skilled hunters. I don't understand why dogs are higher up in the list!

Even though crap slinging apes won, I think that cats should #2.

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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 should be number 3 on this list!

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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.

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".

I have pet pigs and they are really intelligent. They should be higher than that!

Pigs are smarter than cats and dogs combined

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?TigerThe tiger is the largest cat species, most recognisable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

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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.

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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15Crow

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 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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16FoxFoxes 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

17Deer
18Orangutan

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

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