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10 Animals That Do Crazy-Intelligent Things

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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From remembering long number sequences to burying their dead, these animals have deep forms of intelligence.

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Kit B (276)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:16 am

While humans are applying an acid test to animal intelligence they might do well to remember that animals kill for food or to protect their family from eminent death. Humans kill for fun, not too bright on the part of humans.

Christeen A (371)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:40 am
I have a great love and respect for all animals. I wish I could say the same for humans. Thank you.

. (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:56 am
Not only men and primates. To have a thought and a very complex brain are also dolphins, dogs and elephants. These animals have a strong sense of social identity, are empathetic, able even to understand abstract concepts.
But are we really sure that an animal to be intelligent man should acquire the same ability?

Dolphins are creatures really distant from humans, and yet, when it comes to intelligence, their social behavior and complex communication skills, make them among all living beings, probably the most similar to man, even more of the Apes . "They understand what it means from zero to abstract concepts, they do everything can make bonobo chimpanzees.
The fact is that on the one hand are very different from us, on the other hand so much alike, at the same time," says Lori Marino , a neuroscientist at Emory University, specializing in research on dolphins.
In fact, the more we learn to know them, the more we realize that we have to deal with extraordinary animals: these mammals can recognize themselves in the mirror. They not only know who they are, but they also have a sense of who are they, where and what are their groups.
Interact with each other, including the understand of good health and feelings of the specimens. And they do so in a way so fast "that seems to be connected with each other," said Marino.

An amazing tool of dogs is their ability to interact with humans, as evidenced by the fact that they know to understand when a human being is in distress, offering him comfort.
They can also understand more than 150 words, according to the contention of the psychologist and canine researcher Stanley Coren of the University of British Columbia, author of many books about dogs and their behavior and they are also able to solve complex problems.

Then there are, them, these huge animals empathetic, who help each other and know how to work together.
In a classic experiment of cooperation, which is to get food only if two animals pull the opposite ends of a rope at the same time, they understand how to take the food much faster than a chimpanzee, as explained by the researcher Josh Plotnik, head of research on elephants in the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Thailand.
"In nature, I saw elephants stop and work together to save another elephant fell into a well.
There is something in the environment, in the evolution that has made this unique species" says Plotnik.

Lawrence Anthony, known for being the author of the book "The Elephant Whisperer" ("The Man Whisperer the elephants") died last March '12 at age 61.
In 1999 he had saved and rehabilitated a group of wild elephants in South Africa that were considered dangerous to humans.
As told by the man's family, the elephants would prove to be able to remember what he had done for them, and they would spend a period of two days in front of the house of Anthony, taking part in its wake.
Anthony, who lived between Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, was known for his ability to communicate with elephants, managing to calm those specimens that had suffered trauma.

In short, the intelligence can be defined in many ways.
But these three are remarkably intelligent creatures.

Noted thank you dear Cher

Sandi C (98)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:14 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:44 am
Saved the article. interesting.

Sonali G (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:57 am
Animals are amazing whether they display what we consider 'intelligence' or not

jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:33 am
Thanks for Cher-ing.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:34 am
Animals have an intelligence and an emotional capacity that we humans generally underestimate...

Dee C (229)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:26 am
Animals are simply incredible..From a very young girl I always loved watching any show about animals..Now I am an old girl..and I still love it..and I still learn something new everyday about one animal or another..
It is always interesting and pleasant for me..

Thanks sweetie..
Noted and enjoyed..

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:59 am
Animals are intelligent and so psychic as well

. (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:28 am
The intellligence of the elephant never ceases to amaze me -thanks Cher.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:47 am
interesting!! thanks Cher, noted

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:48 am
Good article,thanks for sharing

Winnie A (179)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:07 pm
Thanks for the article. I can't imagine my life without my furry family. And, I certainly can't imagine a world without animals. They are all unique in their own special way.

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:36 pm
Nice, thanks.!!

Malgorzata Z (200)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:57 pm
ciekawy artykuł, dzięki

Connie O (44)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:32 pm
What an interesting article. Elephants are truly empathetic. They cry "real" elephant tears.
There are some truly amazing facts here. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Knight (1688)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:19 pm
The dolphins in the picture look like baby orcas! And their intelligence is nothing to sneeze at!! Loved the article!! Great post!! Can't wait to read about the other animals!! Thnx Cher!!

Laura T (105)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:24 pm
I love this

Shawna S (45)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:01 pm
Thanks so much, Cher :")

Friday July 5, 2013, 9:59 pm
Noted. enjoyed reading this article. Thanks Cher

Sheila D (194)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:18 pm
Thank you for an enjoyable article. Knew about some of the animals but a couple, like the sheep, surprised me.

cynthia l (207)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:37 pm
I somehow missed the intuition of sheep. The rest I knew. Animals are preferable company to most humans, certainly more accepting and empathetic. They are more concerned with their own groups than we humans. They are probably more intelligent than us afterall we are the ones that don't understand them

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:03 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:46 am
Animals have brains but no understanding of knowledge, Humans have knowledge but no brains, if they (Humans) did have brains they would not do all the horrible things that they do to animals and to other people!

Sara P (54)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:51 am
I totally agree with the comment of Ruth. Thanks for sharing Cher.
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