What are the smartest animals


Millions of living organisms live on the planet, and at the top of the classification of living organisms are the animal kingdom, which is characterized by the possession of most of it by having a brain. Man is considered one of the finest living creatures on the planet; Because he is the smartest of all, as a person is distinguished by reason, acumen, and the ability to learn, understand problems and solve them, as he is able to perceive thoughts and feelings, manufacture tools, and practice the art of deception.   The human mind is an intelligent mind compared to other creatures, but this does not prevent other animals from enjoying intelligence commensurate with some of the characteristics and actions of man. In the following, we will show you the most intelligent animals, from the highest intelligence to the least intelligent:


The chimpanzee is considered the smartest animal in the world, and it ranks first in intelligence among all animals, as the chimpanzee is a type of monkey that lives in the tropical forests of Africa, and its origin goes back to the “hominids” or what they call “humanoids.” Chimpanzees live in caves near water bodies, and they look a lot like monkeys, except that they are larger and more powerful, as their length ranges between 130 and 160 cm, and their weight does not exceed 60 kg. 98% of chimpanzee genes match human genes. Therefore, the chimpanzee is distinguished by the fact that it has an intelligence close to that of a human being, and it is able to learn and perform tasks that require it to think. It also has the best and strongest memory among all animals in the world, and scientists considered it better than human memory in memory tests. Chimpanzees can easily adapt anywhere, use body language to communicate what they want, and are characterized by quick understanding, and have the ability to imitate, and their sense of sight is one of the finest senses, and it comes in the front of the head to cover long distances, as chimpanzees can see with great depth Through which he can distinguish the ripeness of the fruit.   Chimpanzees are social animals that quickly learn to imitate humans, some becoming so attached to their beloved zookeepers that they yell when sick, and refuse to take medicine from anyone else. The scientists were able to put together a list of 20 separate sounds in chimpanzee language.


Dolphins, or what is called “Al-Dakhs”, rank second among the smartest animals in the world. Dolphins are whale-like aquatic animals, ranging in length from (1 – 3.5 meters) and prefer to live in warm waters in the seas and oceans of the world, and feed on fish and squid. Scientists consider dolphins to be very intelligent animals, as they imitate the human voice in a distinctive way without being asked to do so. She is able to learn quickly, as she is able to accept the directions given to her by those who train her, and makes it easier for her to communicate with and understand people with him, and to establish distinguished relationships, and she is also able to learn from her previous mistakes, and not fall into them again. As for the dolphin with a pointed nose, it is the smartest among the dolphins at all, and it has been noted that the size of its brain is larger than the rest of the dolphins. This dolphin is employed in marine shows, where it is easy to train and socialize with it, but students of animal behavior have another reason to consider the dolphin intelligent. As he is able to create and play several games alone.   Dolphins have been used in armies and military operations by some countries such as Russia and Israel. The history of this military use of the dolphin began in 1966 from the Soviet Union on the island of Crimea. The function of these dolphins is to search for torpedoes, unexploded naval mines, and weapons below a depth of 100 meters, and a gun is installed on them to kill any suspected divers.

The elephant

The third smartest animal in the world is the elephant. Most of the elephants in the world live either in Africa or in India, and despite the different types, they are all intelligent. The elephant is considered in many cultures of the world as a symbol of wisdom. The intelligence of elephants is represented by their extraordinary ability to communicate with each other, and to show feelings and emotions. They are also characterized by having a very strong memory, as they can remember even after several years. If you drink from a water spring, you can return to it, even after several years. It is one of the pets that are used in acrobatic shows, and it does not harm any human being unless it harms it. Elephants are animals that live in herds, and they are very social with each other, as they console each other when sad, and play together in the water, and communicate with each other with the vibrations that they emit from their feet, and they can recognize themselves in the mirror.


The octopus is the smartest invertebrate animal ever, as its brain and eyes are the most developed among invertebrates. It can focus its sight accurately, and it can also adapt to changing light, and after the octopus brain processes the information it receives from the eyes in the optic lobe, it uses it with its sensitive sense of touch to make very intelligent decisions. Through the various researches of scientists, they discovered the ability of the octopus to find different ways to reach its goal, such as opening a jar to reach its food.

Other smart animals

The rest of the scientists disagreed on the order of the rest of the animals, which of them is the smartest, but they did not differ on their intelligence and ability to learn. Among these smart animals: the crow, the African parrot, rhesus monkeys, Border Collie dogs, cats, mice, squirrels, pigs, and the jumping spider.

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