Top Six Most Intelligent Animals in the World

Here are the six animals that are ranked top in intelligence. Did you know that a pig and a squid made the list. Read on to find out more.

1. Chimpanzees (this is inculding other monkeys that are related to this, but a bit different abilities)

Why Chimpanzees to be the top animal? Chimpanzee are the most related to human beings. We are 98.4% same DNA and the rest which is almost 1.6% are a bit different. Like how we are no that hairy, and other difference between us. Mainly how they are the most intelligent out of all animals are that they think like us. They use weapons as us to defend themselves from danger. They throw stones, sticks, spears, etc. They also make medication for themselves to heal from wounds, pain, etc. With plants, animals, and many others! They show emotions to other like how humans get angry they sometimes get in fights for no reasons, and sometimes when we tend to cry because our feelings were ruined, etc. They have conversations when they grunt, scream, hoot, or yell at each other! They can live up to 60 years not as much as we can live up to. That is why the Chimpanzee is one of scientist thought as making the Chimpanzee as the number one animal (for intelligent)!

2. Octopus 

Did you know that an octopus is always staring at you at the aquarium? The zoo did an experiment how octopus are special is how they the ability of “Observational Learning!” This means that when the octopus see someone do something. The octopus copies what the person, or animal is doing. Many innervates don’t have this ability! Octopus can also recognized, and remember what the different shapes, sizes, and brightness of objects are! Other experiments are that, people taught Octopuses to open a soda can!

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20 Responses to “Top Six Most Intelligent Animals in the World”
  1. et Says...

    On April 18, 2009 at 1:51 am

    This article sounds like it was written by a 5-year old and translated from Chinese by a non-English speaker. But very informative!


  2. Jay Says...

    On January 12, 2010 at 3:20 am

    You have an Orca pictured under “Smaller Toothed Whales”. Despite being known as a “Killer Whale”, it is actually a part of the family Delphinidae, and is therefore really a dolphin… the largest species of dolphin in fact.


  3. nice info. Says...

    On January 20, 2010 at 1:04 am

    can you speak engrish?


  4. Frank Says...

    On March 28, 2010 at 1:33 am

    This is an interesting article but an almost direct plagiarism of one I read only minutes ago, with the same animals, pictures and information, right down to the examples given. Difference was that the other article that was ripped off so shamelessly was easier to read and understand. Sorry, I had to point out that no research was done here.


  5. Ivor Kunt Says...

    On May 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    what a terrible excuse of a list, you should be ashamed. The Jamaican Hummingbird has long been reguarded THE most intelligent animal on the planet ! Please research better in future if you wish to publish such articles thankyou.


  6. The human race Says...

    On August 28, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Now which one of these animals do you think wrote this article?


  7. Dolphins Says...

    On August 28, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I agree with the human race.


  8. emiley zola Says...

    On September 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    it was a silly one


  9. sakina Says...

    On September 23, 2010 at 3:46 am

    it was totllt copied no research was done here.twas all the same.next time research better before publishing it.


  10. Sky Says...

    On September 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    If animals were intelligent they would rule the world..Still slaves to humans..You can’t even teach them any trick without treats..how dumb is that?


  11. sakina [indore] Says...

    On September 30, 2010 at 3:37 am

    there was nothing special in this you all copycats.twas all boring and dumb


  12. sarrah Says...

    On September 30, 2010 at 3:39 am

    there was nothing special in this you all copycats.twas all boring and dumb


  13. AIDSFACE Says...

    On October 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Bad grammar ftw.


  14. Bob Says...

    On October 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Actually mice are the most intelligent then dolphins then humans.


  15. deepa bhatnagar Says...

    On October 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    v had this notion that besides chimpanzees , monkeys species there may b other animals if not of that having that level of brains there are other genres having little lesser brains what about animals v have read in our stories like cunning fox, jackal dogs etc
    there need to be quote of detailed research findings to prove the authenticity

    systematic detailing need to be mentioned , the article is just ok


  16. Mammal Says...

    On January 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Whoever wrote ths one is the dummest animal living on earth.. make your own research dude! find something new.. speak our language! come in peace! “alien?” XD


  17. pallavi Says...

    On March 14, 2011 at 3:23 am

    no one can say exactly…………………………………………………..


  18. Dahveed Says...

    On May 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    All the articles I read about this seem to vary widely in which animals they list. The lists dominated by primates seem the most credible. I saw one where the dolphin was #2 followed by many primates with the pig coming in at #10. Then I saw the same list with the dolphin at #8. Which one was the altered version? Then there were other lists like this one where other unrelated animals like squid, octopus and various birds were mentioned. So it’s difficult to know which list is credible. I think this is because there is scarcely an objective standard for general intelligence, nor for specific types of intelligence. So the test that suggests that dolphins should be near the top would not make sense or be fair if applied to a bird. Ultimately, there is just the way that we are going to be about the intelligence of various animals including humans.


  19. business internships Says...

    On November 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

    great to know about them.


  20. blues Says...

    On April 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I just wonder why a dog isn’t even mentioned!

    My dog is very clever and it shows emotions. Is a pig more intelligent than a dog? No, I can’t believe it.

    We come to a conclusion that we eat intelligent animals… weird.


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