Friday, 30 November 2012

10 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Think

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Sure, chimps and dolphins are smart. But did you know about the terrifyingly intelligent Komodo dragon, the paranoid squirrel, or the insect supervillain Portia labiata? According to new studies you can break down animal intelligence into a few categories: social learning, mirror self-recognition, numerical abilities, language comprehension, cooperation with others, and altruism.

There are a whole mess of highly intelligent animals you might not expect. If you really want a smart pet, don't get a dog or cat. Get a domesticated raven.

3 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Page not found.
I suspect it was hacked by a domesticated raven.

Gerard said...

That must be something on your side, because the link works for me.

Anonymous said...

As a kid growing up in Massachusetts I had a pet raven. My dad found a juvenile raven sitting in a tree in a rainstorm. He picked it up and brought it home and gave it to me. They are very smart birds! Love them.