Top Ten Smartest Animals


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becuase humans have made weapons building and lots more cool stuff that other animals can never make
We, the humans may do stupid things, but we are smart at being stupid.
I have to vote us cause were the inventors of the world we made computers weapons you name it... But we don't make living things unless its us


[Newest]I really don't like humans, but its true. they are the smartest

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?


Dolphin is fantastic they maybe have a mind they can stand in the sea dolphin is my favorite even I am sad when I think this I will be happy Dolphin I love you very much it is really dream that God give this to us...
[Newest]It's not monkey and dolphins are going to take over the world! ( watch ant farm peeps

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


Chimpanzees are really smart

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


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!

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


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 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.


[Newest]Monkeys are just like humans

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.

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.


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!
I love cats they know how to land on all 4's unlike doggy winks

They say the pigs are the smartest animals ever
Pigs should be higher
Pig should be higher there extreamly smart!


The Contenders

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

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



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.


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.


16Clark's Nutcracker






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


I have raised researched and studied squirrels for over 2 decades, and they should be in the top 10.
Because they have been here for ever and they always will be


26King Cobra


Of all the animals, sheep are believed to possess the most powerful memories with some research showing them to be better than humans in certain situations


No, they are very DUMB. Sheep just
Wander around waiting for a way to be
Killed. On every top ten most dumb animals
Sheep are No.10.





33Sea Lion

They simply one of the smartest animals ever

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