Top Ten Smartest Animals
The Top Ten
There are many intelligent animals in a species, and many who are not. There are many "dumb" humans, and many animals who are genius for their species. Comparing the best of a species with the average of another is not accurate. I am sure a smart parrot can learn a few languages, perhaps more than a human, but the smartest human learned 40. If we are comparing the average intelligence of each specie, humans are smarter than all. I am concerned for those who say that a dolphin could invent a car or nuclear bomb.
All humans should be number 1 on this list. Except maybe the ones who say we shouldn't be - Unnamed Google User Remade
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.
People are pointing out how humans are cruel to say we are not smart but we are cruel ans smart its possible. That's what makes us so dangerous.
Dolphins are more emotionally intelligent and empathetic than people are and they aren't stupid enough to wreck everything like humans
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!
Did you know that some body taught a dolphin how to count and speak English (Not very well but still.) If dolphins were land animals with and legs, they would make lots of stuff. Billions of new car companies would be around, and humans would have roommates who are not their species. AWESOME!
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?
Yes, chimps are smarter than Dolphins and I have mathematical proof, people and chimps share 99.8% of DNA and humans are by far the smartest therefore chimps, Orangutans, and gorillas.
They way they move is just magnificent. They use their feet and toes in miraculous ways. These are the smartest non human creatures.
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!
Dogs should be over dolphins they're able to mimic people there's dogs that can mimic words like like the famous husky that says I love you and some dogs like Norman can even ride a scooter others can drive a car some dogs are even known to escape cages one video showed a dog breaking out his comrades too horse should be after dogs though
I love dogs, very smart and are able to be trained rather than cats who pure and sleep 50% of their life.
DOG IS ONLY HIGH BECAUSE IT IS POPULAR! Chimps and monkeys have been proven to be WAY smarter. Our genes are almost identical.
DOGS are smart and the reason they are higher than many animals and not closely related to the human like chimps is because they are easy to train. Dogs are the only animals that really show much emotion. You don't see chimps complaining when they are given an apple not a banana.
Parrots are actually proven to be more intelligent than dogs
Parrots have been proven to be smarter than 5 year old humans.
Thy are so smart they know how to talk
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!
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.
I like cats. Like to watch them work things out. Crafty little devils.
Why are cats lower than dogs? There psychological proof cats are actually more intelligent than dogs.
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!
Octopuses are the smartest sea creatures. They have huge brains.
The crow is the smartest land creature? Think again, buster.
They have nine brains.
9 brains. Need to say more?!
Pigs are actually smarter than dogs you can just look at the top 10 smartest animals there you go
I love pigs so much that they are really smart. I am doing pigs for 4 h.
They are actually pretty smart, but with all those insults about pigs going around it's hard to think that.
Yes. Pigs are actually more intelligent than dogs. Don't say - "Well, I can eat pigs because they're stupid".
Elephants are the ONLY animals that can understand a human pointing without any training. also, this is a weird thought that I had: what if humans really arnt the smartest animals on Earth and we're not smart enough to figure it out? WHAT IF?
Not saying that these other animals aren't smart, but how is elephant only number 10. They can mourn their dead, understand human voices, pass knowledge from generation to generation, understand sounds, have empathy, care about each other, can use tools (which we thought only monkeys and humans could do for the longest time,) and more I'm probably not thinking of, what can't they do!?
Some random guy: Survive human attacks, poachers and our constant need to destroy their habitat...
Me: Huh, sadly true, as they are endangered and poachers are still continuing to hunt it... But then again what isn't endangered thanks to us?
Guy; Uh, dogs, cats... uuuhhh... blobfish?
Me: That's what I though...
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.
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...
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
Smartest animal in the whole land but ocean's and sea it's shark.
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
If orcas were smarter than us they would see us as a threat in the wild. Tell me does an orca know what 2 plus 2 or 3 plus 3 is? Humans are smarter than orcas. Humans are the smartest creatures dude. Dolphins and Whales are not as smart as us dumbass.
Actually dolphins and whales are smart as us so get you're facts right - ElSherlock
Is this a joke orcas and dolphins are way smarter then humans listen up humans we are not anymore special then other animals orcas and dolphins are smarter then us
Uh, no. Whales have been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be equal in intelligence with dolphins. This is a TRUE FACT.
Gorillas are the second most human like animals and if they can talk English they would probably outsmart the human
Gorrillas have more neurons and mostly central cerebral cortex neurons than chimps or any other animal other than elephants overall, elephants have more neurons in general, but apes and humans have a higher cerebral cortex count.
Have you ever heard of Koko?
I don't think so
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
Obviously who ever voted for these other animals never met my horses
I thank that horses are the best animal in the world and are very very intelligent.
No, According to study Crows have been found to be as Clever as the Great Apes and in some cases even smarter! these birds have been found sing tools to lure out food and solving puzzles that might involve their lives and these Birds have been found to be as smart as 7-Year old human children making them the smartest animals on earth so think about seeing the worlds smartest animal everyday and admire these beauties, the Crow.
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 are the smartest bird in the world! They recognize and remember faces, use cars to crack open nuts, and use tools to solve puzzles!
These animals should be illegal to kill. They should be able to be domesticated and loved by humans. (A.K.A. smarter than humans.Hehehehe! )
Their super smart even in real life not just books
A wild cat might probably back off but a well secured poultry farm is an open shoping store to a fox. Kills it prey at a snap. The creature is used in most African folklore because of it smart nature
I love foxes
Definitely smart in quickscoping
Rats are in almost every scientific top 10 about intelligence, so they are really among the most smart animals. Because they are not popular they are low in this list. But scientists know they are way smarter than cats and dogs. Popularity is not a legal reason for intelligence!
Rats are so intelligent
Finally, a list where they're placed well! Yes, they're intelligent.
As a rat owner, they definitely are very smart!
They can TAP DANCE to lead other bees to flowers!
Coolest mammal just saying
By the way, where's perry?
How is a platypus smat...?... Oh yeah, ITS NOT
Penguin's are smart.
These should be in the top 10 they can open door knobs, jars and can remember from 2 years back they are also known for remembering their birth and if someone feeds them they can remember exactly where it was.
Raccoons piss me off because they're so smart. They live around my house and they can get into everything
Racoons are very smart they even use sticks and twigs as tools
North America, they are everywhere