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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

7. Dolphins

Ok, again, not officially smarter than humans yet, but dolphins have recently been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures (after humans). A zoologist from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, according to The Times, has even gone far to say that their “neuroanatomy suggests psychological continuity between humans and dolphins,” and called for reconsideration of human-dolphin interactions. Another scientist from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has even called them ‘non-human persons.’

So yes, dolphins are smarter than chimps and with communication skills similar to humans’. Their brains are only second in mass to the human brain, making them cultural animals with distinct personalities with the ability to think about the future, among other faculties. How long will these clever animals put up with human abuse? We hope not too long.

Have more suggestions to help us reconsider the way we look at animals? Put them in the comments.

Image Credit: J. D. Ebberly / Flickr

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6:38PM PST on Jan 3, 2014

All animals are beautiful and intelligent. Thanks for the article.

1:01PM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Thanks~

11:46PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Animals are Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

7:59AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks for the article.

2:26AM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Thanks

6:13PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

All precious on that list! A real shame that man has little respect and appreciation for all of these. Thanks

5:06PM PDT on May 29, 2013

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

7:02AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

8:43AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

thankyou i already knew that though,hahah

1:11PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

To człowiek jest najinteligentniejszą istotą, tylko nie zawsze potrafi tę inteligencje wykorzystać. Zwierzęta mają często zmysły bardziej rozwinięte od człowieka. Czasami strach pomyśleć, gdyby człowiek miał wszystkie zmysły najbardziej rozwinięte do czego by je wykorzystał.

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