How many animals of the world do you think are as smart (or perhaps even smarter) than humans? Dolphins are at the top of the list for sure. They can play, form complex social circles, communicate and even have pets and toys. But from what I've seen from birds starting fires to escaping octopus, I would wager that there are plenty of critters out there that are at least as smart as we are (and, let's face it, smarter than many of us).
Some animals can think on levels that we can't even begin to comprehend, and even dogs are smarter than toddlers. Crows, gibbons, koalas... honestly the fact that we think we're smarter is only because we don't fully understand how these species think and act, and due to the fact that we don't speak the same language, which is incredibly stupid of us. Imagine assuming we're smarter than any other people on earth just because we speak different languages!
So what animals do you think could give us a run for our money in the intelligence department? Tell us what you think in the chat.
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