Top Ten Smartest Animals

CaptainComedy17

July 4, 2015 - The animals that are the smartest. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Human
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 few humans today are smart, but most today are a lost cause.

LostDream258

Humans are definitely the smartest. We are smart enough to make alternative energy that will prevent polar caps from melting and make the world more clean. We even have knowledge that makes us nearly gods to many animals. We have the power to make animals go extinct.
If we were smart, why are we overpopulated, but keep reproducing rather than adopting the millions of orphans? Why are we letting 20 species of animals go extinct and the livung ones continue to be endangered yet refuse to try to help them, and stop hunting? Why do we ignore all the homeless people and starving Africans but continue to get obese? Why do we continue to destroy the forest and nature despite our own lives depending on it? Why can't we accept each other in 2015? Smartest species my butt. We only use 2% of our brains our entire life and that explains a lot

ToptenPizza

[Newest]I agree humans are really smart

2Dolphin
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

[Newest]They use 20 percent of brain

3Dog
I reckon dogs are smart but not as smart as dolphins but they can be a persons best friend
Humans are so clever we have almost destroyed this planet. We are the only animals that believe their is a 'God' who created everything. Quite pathetic. Dogs own

tenthsage

I think dogs are that smart because they can be trained easier than most house-hold pets.
[Newest]Dogs are WAY smarter than any cat. Cats obviously HATE everything

4Chimpanzee
It is scientifically proven that these are the smartest animals except for humans!

pryan96

Chimpanzees are the closest to humans. They should be above dolphins because scientifically they can do mostly anything humans can do.

ToptenPizza

Chimpanzees are so much like humans. They wage war, kill each other, eat each other, and commit infanticide!
[Newest]Yes because humans are the top number one and chimpanzees are the closest to humans. Yes

5Monkey
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!
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

Monkeys are very smart climbing trees. Monkey first dog second. The way they figure out climbing trees is amzing. Maybe one year they will be able to climb the Monkey Puzzle tree.

bluecameron

[Newest]Yeah, SURE... At least all the others don't throw poop or have naked red butts.

6Parrot
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!

7Pig
I have pet pigs & they are so intelligent. They should definitely be higher! (Especially over cats I think)
I have pet pigs and they are really intelligent. They should be higher than that!
They say the pigs are the smartest animals ever

8Octopus

9Cat
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

Ok, cats are idiots. Dogs are awesomely intelligent. The only reason dogs are more dependent on humans is because they've been domesticated (and loyal to humans)for MUCH LONGER. I guess the haters gonna hate. All of you who say cats are smarter apparently haven't done your research, I have and I'm only 10! The dumbest dog is smarter than the smartest cat.
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!
[Newest]Cat brains are smaller than my nose.

10Elephant
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.

The Contenders

11Gorilla
Gorillas are the second most human like animals and if they can talk english they would probably outsmart the human

12Whale
Incredibly intelligent, just like dolphins, only with much more brain capacity.

13Platypus

14Horse
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

15Fox

16Orangutan

17Crow
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


18Deer

19Clark's Nutcracker

20Mouse

Comments About This List

Featured Lists
Popular Lists
New Lists

Top Remixes of This List

Kevie16

BR1995

awesomeflip288

Mumbizz01

kormo

see more...

Posts About This List

List Info

This list was created 5 years, 305 days ago and has been voted on over 300 times. This top ten list has been remixed 5 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

Updated Thursday, July 02, 2015


List Error Reporting

See an item on this list that's misspelled, duplicated, or doesn't belong? Let us know. Click here to report the error.