Top Ten Best Intelligent Animal Species

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The Top Ten

1 Dolphin 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.

Dolphins are the smartest marine mammals and are among the smartest mammals along with humans, orangutans, chimpanzees, and elephants. - DinoLover4242

Dolphins are my favorite animals. - cosmo

Dolphins have been known to be more smarter than Chimpanzees.

Aww! they are so cute harmless and I love them

2 Pig 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.

Love em', what great guys they really are. They managed to take over that farm and get rid of them humans. Takes some doing that!

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

Not

4 Human Human Humans are not exactly wild animals, but they are not domesticated either. Humans are proven to be the most intelligent species of animals on Earth. Humans' colours vary from almost pepper black to milky white. They are builders of global civilization.

Well, sometimes. - Cyri

Humans rule

Humans rule.

5 Chimpanzee Chimpanzee

I love these apes. Chimpanzees our most and really endangered great ape relatives of east Africa's Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo are the continent's most masterminded apes after the mountain gorilla and the bonobo.

6 Elephant 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.

These guys are the smartest along with dolphins and chimpanzees. They can paint pictures, and one can even talk Korean. And why are sheep on here? I thought many people say they were stupid. - BombBoo256

7 Wolf Wolf Often in/from packs, Wolves are carnivorous Canines that come in various colours and breeds, and have evolved to Dogs. Some breeds of Wolves are, like Dogs, domesticated, to become a Working Dog.

Wolves for the win! - Wolftail

Not. - DinoLover4242

8 Crows

Crows may not be as intelligent as parrots, but they are close to being the smartest birds. - DinoLover4242

9 Rat 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.
10 Parrot 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.

The Contenders

11 Ape
12 Bats Bats

Um no. Why are bats on this list? They don't have even larger brains to compete with domestic dogs. - DinoLover4242

13 Lions Lions The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Yeah, try training a lion to be the most intelligent and I'll bet 1,000,000 dollars that it will kill you if you try to train it. - DinoLover4242

14 Pigeon Pigeon Pigeons and doves constitute the bird family Columbidae, which includes about 310 species. Pigeons are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants.
15 Octopus Octopus The 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.
16 Mouse Mouse A 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.
17 Cats Cats The "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.

Um, cats may be very cute, but they aren't as intelligent when it comes to brain power compared to domestic dogs. I'm just saying. - DinoLover4242

18 Turtle Turtle
19 Sheep Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.

Why are sheep on this list? Sheep aren't very smart and relies on instincts instead, much like cows and deer. - DinoLover4242

20 Humboldt Squid
21 Hyena Hyena Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.

Ethem... Equal intelligence to what we evolved from.

22 Cow Cow Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates. They are a prominent modern member of the subfamily Bovinae, are the most widespread species of the genus Bos, and are most commonly classified collectively as Bos taurus.

Nah, cows use instincts and aren't the smartest animals. Who keeps adding these troll posts?

Also, aren't cows females while bulls are males? - DinoLover4242

23 Leopards Leopards The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.
24 Bear Bear Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives.

I've heard they have intelligence equivalent to that of great apes.

25 Fox Fox Foxes are small to medium sized animals and belong to the Canidae family along with other animals such as jackals, wolves, and domestic dogs. There are 37 species of fox but only 12 are considered true Vulpes. A foxes main prey are birds, fish, berries, insects, and rabbits. Some of the best known species ...read more.
26 Whale Whale The blue whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales. At 30 metres in length and up to 173 tonnes in weight, it is the largest extant animal and is the heaviest known to have existed.
27 Squirrel Squirrel Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.
28 Otter Otter Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.
29 Seal Seal Seal, known as Pinniped, is a marine carnivorous mammals native to all continents, commonly to North America and Antarctica.
30 Orangutan Orangutan
31 Gorilla Gorilla Gorillas are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.
32 Falcon Falcon

This isn't even close to being the smartest, even though they can be trained. - DinoLover4242

33 Ants Ants Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.
34 Capuchin Monkey
35 Bees Bees
36 African Wild Dog African Wild Dog

Um, why is this the smartest again? - DinoLover4242

37 Grasshopper Grasshopper

Who's an idiot who posted this? They aren't even as smart as ants or bees. - DinoLover4242

38 Velociraptor Velociraptor Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived approximately 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period.

Um, this is NOT what Velociraptors look like in real life. In reality, they were either the size of a wolf or a turkey, they also had feathers covering their bodies (even having tail feathers and wing feathers), their snouts were also longer and their wrists did NOT pronated without breaking them (so no, they could NOT open doors despite popular media). They also were NOT the smartest dinosaurs, despite how Jurassic Park portrayed, instead they were only about as smart as a fox, while it was Troodons that were the true smartest non-avian dinosaurs. - DinoLover4242

39 Cockroach Cockroach

Gross, also, who's an idiot who posted this creature? They aren't the smartest animals. - DinoLover4242

40 Chalicotherium

This is my favorite extinct animal, but someone who posted this didn't research their intelligence, even though they weren't stupid, they just used their instincts. - DinoLover4242

41 Shark Shark Sharks are a group of fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head. Sharks have been around before the earth's first dinosaurs and even the earth's first trees.

No known fish, not even sharks, are considered the smartest animals, they just use their instincts rather than brain power. - DinoLover4242

42 Opossum Opossum

Um, opossums aren't even close to being the smartest animals, and they use instincts instead of brain power. - DinoLover4242

43 Myna (Bird)
44 Gibbon Gibbon

Gibbons are near the intelligence of great apes such as gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and humans. - DinoLover4242

45 Honey Badger
46 Jellyfish Jellyfish
47 Coral Reef
48 Starfish Starfish

That isn't even close to being intelligent and relies on instincts. - DinoLover4242

49 Sea Sponge

That isn't even close to being intelligent and relies on instincts. - DinoLover4242

50 Cleaner Wrasse

I never heard of a very intelligent fish, and cleaned wrasse don't have much brain power other than instincts. - DinoLover4242

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