Top 10 Most Intelligent And Smartest Animals in The World

We all know that humans are the most intelligent and smartest animals in the world.Clearly I am not comparing human brains with that of animal but there are lot many tasks that these animals can do with more perfection as compared with the humans. The simple reason is that their minds are uniquely adapted for these activities. So, here are the 10 most intelligent and smartest animals in the world.

Most Intelligent And Smartest Animals in The World

1. Chimpanzee

They are also called by the name great ape or chimps. Chimpanzee is native to sub-Saharan Africa. The male and the female Chimpanzee are very much different in their appearance. They don’t only look like humans but also have the ability to think like humans up to an extent. They are the most intelligent and smartest animal in the world other than humans. They belong to the apes family the same family from which the humans have evolved. There are many animals in the apes family namely chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, and bonobos.
Chimpanzees have an amazing communication power within the group. They can also use many tools in the forest for their community and finding food. Humans and Chimpanzee have quite similar DNA. If properly trained, they can even learn human’s language and the different words that we speak in our daily life. The different pan-species are now coming into the endangered species because of the human activities like poaching and habitat destruction.

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2. Elephant

Elephants is the largest mammal which belongs to the family Elephantidae.They are divided into two parts the African elephant and the Asian elephant. They also have the largest brain of all the land animals. I am not saying that if they have a larger brain that doesn’t mean they are most intelligent one but elephants are also one of the intelligent animals in the world. They can very easily things from the surrounding which is very helpful for their survival. They are also known as the humans best friends because of their social and intelligent behavior.
You will not believe but elephants can mimic many different types of sounds and also they are very efficient in order to use different tools in the forest for finding food. They are also known for showing emotions like joy and sorrow. All elephants have several distinctive feature but they are known for their long trunk or proboscis. The proboscis is very helpful for them in breathing, lifting water and grasping objects. The African elephants are known for their larger ears while Asian elephants smaller ears and convex or level backs.

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3. Pigs

Pigs are native to the Eurasian and African continents. There are many studies which prove that they are also one of the intelligent, social and smartest animals in the world. They are also one of the huge populations of animals that are living on the planet with a population of around 1 billion. They also come in the omnivorous family that can eat a large variety of food as humans do. There is a little similarity that is why for many medical purpose pigs are used. They also carry many parasites that can be easily transferred to the humans. There are many studies that prove that the pigs can be as smart as a 3-year-old human baby because they have faced many problems and difficult situation.

There will be a lot of unity that you will notice in pigs. They usually found in groups and eat together, play together and even sleep together. They have 20 different types of sound that they use for the communication purpose. They will never forget their home and have the ability to trace their home even from far away distance. Wild pigs are also very intelligent as they grow plants in the nearby areas of their home and also help in the transportation of seeds. The small baby is very much aware what mother is saying in different sounds that show their intelligence since birth.

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4. Dolphin

Dolphins have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror which proves that they are one of the smartest animals in the world. Bottlenose dolphins are the type of Dolphins that have the largest brains among all animal kingdoms. They are very much helpful to the humans in solving different mysterious related to the oceans. They are also very much capable of showing different emotions like happiness, joy and sorrow. When dolphins are sleeping only one side of the brain sleeps the other keep active to defend them from any threats. They can also learn things very fast if trained properly. They belong to many different families like Delphinidae, Platanistidae, Iniidae and Pontoporiidae depending on whether they are oceanic dolphins, Indian river dolphins, new world river dolphins and brackish dolphins.
They are fond of eating fish and squid but many of them also like killer whales and seals.

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5. Whale

The Whales comes under eight families namely Balaenopteridae, Balaenidae, Cetotheriidae, Eschrichtiidae, Monodontidae, Physeteridae, and Kogiidae. They are known to humans as a massive animal that can interact very well in groups but uses very complex sounds in order to communicate with each other. The social behavior of the groups and communication techniques used make them one of the smartest animals in the world. One type of whale named Sperm whales has the largest brains than any other living thing in the world. There is also one type of whale named beluga whales that are very efficient and can mimic human speech.
The sperm whale is the largest toothed predator on earth. They also known as the creatures of the open ocean because they feed, live to give birth and raise their young in the sea.

Whale,Most Intelligent And Smartest Animals in The World
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6. Parrots

They are also called psittacines. Parrots are native to tropical and subtropical regions. They are roughly species of Parrots and most of them found in South America and Australasia. I think most of you have seen Parrots taking and repeating the words. This clearly proves that they are also one of the most intelligent and smartest animals in the world. They are fond of eating seeds, nuts, fruit, buds, and other plant material. They are also very much capable of solving complex problems that exist within their social network. The population of the Parrots is decreasing very rapidly because of the hunting, deforestation and habitat loss.
They are also known for their curved bill and strong legs. There are some species who also loved to eat animals and carrion.

Parrots,Most Intelligent And Smartest Animals in The World
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7. Dog

Dogs are known as the humans best friends in the animal kingdom. They are very social and are also capable of showing different emotions like happiness, joy, and sorrow. According to the research the average dog is as intelligent as 2 years old human baby. They have many abilities like the sense of smelling and faster learning ability. They have the best understanding of the human world in the whole animal kingdom. Dogs are very helpful to humans in assisting police and assisting the military. The smelling power of dogs is so strong that they can differentiate between million types of scents. If trained properly, they can respond very well to their owners.

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8. Octopus

Octopus belong to the family invertebrates and in that they are the smartest and intelligent animal. According to the studies they are well-equipped hunters that use its full mind while finding food. They have many strategies in order to protect themselves from the predators. Only one group of Octopus known as blue-ringed octopus found deadly to humans. There are around 300 species of Octopus known to us as of now. They release a unique black color when they are discovered by others. They have an ability to hide when they are discovered by predators. They also change their body shapes and uses the different type of shells.

Octopus,Most Intelligent And Smartest Animals in The World
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9. Squirrels

Squirrels are the animals that are known for planting trees and the fact is that they don’t know about that they have done so. Actually, Squirrels used to hide their foods but they forget where they have hidden the seed. The seeds will later grow into trees. Now you are thinking they forget very easily about their food so how can they be intelligent but when it comes to searching for the food they are most intelligent and smartest animals on the planet. They are known for gathering food with their uniquely adapted mind. They belong to the family Sciuridae.

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10. Crow

They are one of the hugely populated bird species in the world. They belong to the family Corvidae. According to the studies, they use many tricks with their mind when they are searching for food and making the nest. They have also the largest brain in the bird species. These two facts are enough to say that they are the most intelligent and smartest animals in all bird species. They have also identified human faces and very efficiently hide their food from other animals. They also very much capable of using the stones and pebbles in order to attack predators. They are very intelligent while finding food in the human world like they drop the nuts in traffic lines to break the husks to get food.

Crow
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