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5 Animals with Incredible Memories

 

5. Chimpanzees.

There are many, many ways to demonstrate the intelligence and memory of chimps. but this one has to be the funniest: Chimps actually remember how much (or how little)  members of their troop have groomed them, and dole out their grooming accordingly. Whether you’re selfish or selfless, chances are, a chimp will remember.

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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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