Top 10 Animals that Could Evolve to Be Smarter Than Humans

We all know that Humans are the dominant species on Earth. It is highly unlikely that another animal will surpass us, but just imagine the thought. Here are the top 10 animals that could evolve to be smarter than humans.

The Top Ten Animals that Could Evolve to Be Smarter Than Humans

1 Orangutan

It's likely they're actually smarter than chimpanzees. - Solacress

2 Pig A 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.

We already know how smart pigs are. Just imagine them getting even smarter.

Read George Orwell's Animal Farm, you'll be shocked. - Solacress

3 Chimpanzee Chimpanzees are primates of the genus Pan which consists of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. They are a part of the tribe Hominini, which also includes humans, and the family Hominidae where all great apes are included. Like their closest living relatives the modern humans, chimpanzees are social ...read more.

They already know how to use tools, they may be able to build structures or something in the future. - Solacress

4 Dolphin Dolphins 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.

They could become the humans of the sea or something - Solacress

5 Dog The domestic dog is a wolf-like canid in the genus Canis, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

Dogs are pretty smart. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

Just picture it, a dog owning a human! - Solacress

6 Elephant Elephants 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.
7 Crow

If any bird would evolve to become super smart, it's this one. - Solacress

8 Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

I think some of these creatures already are human - they just forgot to evolve. - Britgirl

9 Raccoon The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.
10 Parrot Parrots, 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.

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11 Blobfish The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand.

What?! No!

12 Lizard Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.
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