Top 5 Most Intelligent Animals On Earth. This list contains the 5 most intelligent animal species living on earth today. These smart animals will outsmart your dog any day! 😉
Otters are considered one of the smartest, if not the smartest, sea mammals in the world. They use tools like rocks to smash open oysters, crabs and crayfish and they also use rocks to remove bones of fish they may not want to eat. It’s believed that sea otters are so smart that they can use the vibrations in the water to sense when a predator is close. They even hold hands(paws) when they are sleeping so they will not drift apart!
Dolphins can use tools to solve problems, very much like us. They are also great in developing communication. Dolphins are able to perform intelligence test and they perform brilliantly in those. Even more, it has been proven in some species that they are able to transmit knowledge from adults to calves, very much like we do.
Elephants have the largest brain of any land animal on earth – which shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering their physical size… Such large cranial capacity has its benefits though. Like pigs, elephants have an active and rewarding social life. They can perform complex tasks and learn from their surroundings and experiences. Scientists believe they can recognize hundreds of different sounds and even mimic some of them. They have shown the ability to use tools and to display emotion at times of joy or pain.
Pigs have the cognitive ability to be quite sophisticated, even more so than dogs! Pigs can play video games, and when given the choice, they have indicated temperature preferences in their surroundings. They can live into their teens, are protective of their young and form strong bonds with other pigs. Pigs are clean animals, but they do not sweat as humans do, so they prefer cool surfaces, such as mud, to help regulate their body temperature.
1. Monkeys ( Chimpanzees )
Aside from the fact that chimpanzees look like humans, these animals also have the capacity in some ways to think like humans. They can manipulate their environment and utilize tools in order to help the community accomplish certain tasks. By and large they are often considered to be the smartest primate and therefore one of the smartest animals in the world.