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<p>Dolphins VS Chimps: Dolphins are more intelligent by far. Chimps long held the highest position at the top of animal intelligence, but there have been a few studies knocking that notion down. Chimps are generally perceived to be as smart as 3-year-old humans, but their descent from the top began with a 2007 study that ranked orangutans as smartest of the animals. Dolphins are beginning to get their due from researchers. A 2010 study placed dolphins as the second-most intelligent animal, second only to humans. Dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror and inspect various parts of their bodies, and they can solve difficult problems while living in the wild and round up schools of fish with almost military-like precision. They’re so intelligent, in fact, that one researcher, Thomas White, an ethics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, says they deserve the same moral standing as humans. “The scientific research… suggests that dolphins are ‘non-human persons’ who qualify for moral standing as individuals,” he said. </p>

Animal IQs: Who Is The Smartest?

(ABOUT ANIMALS) This photo gallery places one animal aside another to compare wits. Though every species has innumerable strengths and skills (and many we human animals can only aspire to), some animals are standout brainiacs. See who on the next two pages! The who’s who of animal intelligence may surprise you. — Global Animal

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Chickens are not the only animals who could possibly predict earthquakes. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Humanity Hones In On Hen Intelligence

(OPED/FARM ANIMALS) Next time you’re elbow deep in an enormous bucket of fried chicken, take a second to consider the intelligence of the bird who gave their life for the lard-laden meal. A recent study from Britain suggests chickens are relatively practical thinkers and even make excellent students. Although chickens probably won’t be taking up […]

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Black Bear Plays Tetherball, Ball At Wildlife Sanctuary

Tetherball Bear

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch this black bear have a ball at his happy home at the Animal Ark Zoo in Reno, Nevada! This animal sanctuary works with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to help rehabilitate orphaned bears and release them back into the wild if/when they’re able. — Global Animal

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Man’s Best Friend Or Man’s Best Man?

(ANIMAL WELFARE/SCIENCE) Gregory Berns and his research team has successfully trained dogs to sit still for long enough in an MRI Scanner to receive a clear image of their brains. Images have proven dogs are more like people than we think, especially when considering brain activity in the specific brain region called the caudate nucleus. […]

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<p>Finn Jordan is now safe thanks to his canine companion. Photo Credit: WCSC</p>

Dog Tells Mom The Babysitter’s Bad

(PETS) South Carolina’s Benjamin and Hope Jordan are certainly thankful for their family dog. The couple became suspicious of their son Finn’s babysitter, Alexis Khan after the dog showed aggression towards her. The Jordan’s left the house and recorded Khan one night, discovering the dog’s intuition to be spot on; Khan had been abusing their […]

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