5 Intelligent Animals that are smarter Like Humans
Intelligent Animals– Many questions and doubts come into a human mind about the universe, life, etc. We are always curious about intelligence lives outside our world. But have we ever considered finding it in our own world? You might think that there existed an intelligent species on Earth other than us, we would have come to know about it already. We always assume that an intelligent species would be either way too similar to us or it’d be like one of those green Martians. But in reality, there are animals who possess intelligence like us, who can communicate with us and who socialise like us! (We are not the only social animals)
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Dolphins are the second most intelligent species on Earth after man. Education has always been considered to be a human domain. We think that everything an animal needs to know is already innate in its mind, and if anything is close to teaching, it’s just the mama-bird teaching the baby-bird to fly. Surprisingly, this is not true. Dolphins, especially Bottlenose Dolphins, have been found to pass on their wisdom based on their experience of life to the little dolphins. Isn’t this amazing? Moreover, they are highly self-aware and can recognise themselves in a mirror!
Generally, a person who is dumb is often called a cow. But is this epithet really justified? You’d be surprised to know that cows have much more to do in their lives than just chewing cud all day, like making friends and…making enemies! Yes, they have enemies, too! And who knows, maybe it’s you. ( *inner Shakespeare smiles*) What’s more? They are quite emotionally intelligent, they can feel pain, fear and anxiety. Cows think about their future, too! Maybe they are all worried about their lives while eating the grass, lol.
Either we dislike pigs considering them dirty, or we like pigs for the good bacon. Pigs are often considered inferior to other animals but did you know that they are really intelligent? They are very emotional and cognitively complex beings having a greater IQ than your dog. This empathetic animal can distinguish between familiar and stranger pigs and they are also known to give names to each other! This animal dreams, too, and can play video games with a joystick!!
This entry must not be so surprising as elephants are quite popular for intelligent. But much do we know about their intelligence? Like humans and dolphins, elephants are capable of learning, too, for they are not born with survival instincts. Besides using logic and problem-solving skills, they exhibit their intelligence by being self-aware and mimicking others, including the sound of trucks and humans. Elephants are known to communicate, too, even displaying a sense of humour. The most notable intelligent thing about this species is the ability to mourn the dead. They are highly attached to their mates, just like humans, and display grief if a member dies. They can self-medicate, too. A pregnant elephant chews the leaves of the tree from the Boraginaceae family to induce labour!
We are not the only apes who know how to use a brain. Chimpanzees possess a great level of intelligence and this fact is not hidden! Often used in movies, this animal is a lot like humans. They not only communicate to each other, but they can communicate with humans, too, through sign-language. (Planet of the Apes?) Just like humans, their genes determine half of their intelligence, and environmental factors the other half. Decision-making, problem-solving, and a consciousness of one’s own self-make them one of the most intelligent animals on the Earth.