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5 Animals with Incredible Memories

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3. Dolphins.

By many measures, dolphins are one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet, and they are certainly no slouch in the memory department. Dolphins have been shown to recognize old friends after decades of separation. They even have something akin to names — a whistle unique to each animal!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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10:10PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

Animals are compassionate, intelligent, sentient beings. They're very similar to us; while they still do have their differences. I believe animals are the most effective form of therapy you can ever give someone.

10:06AM PDT on Jun 22, 2014

Thanks for sharing this, absolutely fascinating although not overly surprising! Animals have remarkable intelligence that they are sometimes not credited for.

1:09PM PDT on May 13, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

5:47AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thank you for this article. I am not surprised, whatever made us think that we are the "cream of the crop"? There is so much intelligence in the universe, not necessarily in the human world

11:48AM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

that's exciting about the ravens. They have such personalities. I'm not surprised they can remember.

3:09PM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Agree. Animals are sharper than us!

7:44AM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

i think animals have better memory and better senses than humans .

8:16PM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

I get the feeling you don't want to get on the bad side with ANY bird.

5:57AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Thanks for the article.

4:44PM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

I think all animals have good memories.

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