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7 Animals Who Are Smarter Than People

(SMART ANIMALS/ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Some animals have certain sets of skills and smarts that are mind-boggling. Mapping out where your family members are by smell? A photographic memory and the ability to recall number sequences? Traversing the world and home again with no guidance but the tip of your beak? These are just some examples of […]

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<p>Chickens may be smarter than you think. Photo Credit: Shutterstock</p>

Who’s Smarter, The Chicken Or The Toddler?

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Chickens are definitely smarter than they look, according to a very enlightening study. The domesticated fowl is able to apply logic, understand physics, navigate efficiently, and much more. Some of the chicken’s mental capabilities are usually only seen in children above the age of four, thus inferring that chickens may be smarter than your average […]

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The wolf holds a significant position in foundational mythologies of Eurasia and North America. The Tlingit community god name means “wolf,” and they worship a wolf-head, and the shamanic Turkic believes they are descendants of wolves. Photo Credit: Facebook

Big Bad Wolf Really Is A Fairytale

(WOLVES/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Next time you’re stuck in a graveyard with a full moon in the sky, and you hear a wolf howl in the distance, don’t be afraid. Studies suggest startling wolf howls are just cries of loneliness. Once thought to be a simple stress cry, research shows wolf howls actually change depending on the […]

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Useful Dog Tricks 3 performed by Jesse

Useful Dog Tricks: Jesse Lends A Helping Paw

(SMART PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Jesse, a very talented Jack Russell Terrier, who is able to tackle chores that most humans wouldn’t find enjoyable. Watch him as he helps out around the house, taking on vacuuming, dusting, cleaning up puddles, and even picking up trash at the local park! — Global Animal

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Elephant caught on CCTV cleaning up the trash

Housekeeping Elephant Caught On Camera

(SMART ANIMALS/WILDLIFE/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEO) We all know elephants are highly intelligent creatures, but watch this elephant as he is caught on tape by a security camera, picking up trash and putting it in a garbage can. What a smart cookie! — Global Animal

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Lucy The Pig Performs Tricks For Treats

(PETS/PIGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Lucy the amazing pot-bellied pig jump through hoops to impress her adoring online fans with a few incredible tricks. She may be a pig, but she’s never a bore as she snorts and waddles her way onto the center of the stage. — Global Animal

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Lucy Conquers Stairs - Part 1

Dog Defeats The Cone Of Shame

(CUTE DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Is there anything worse for a dog than the dreaded cone of shame? Maybe trying to walk up the stairs while wearing one. This pup triumphs through sheer ingenuity! — Global Animal

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Carling Black Label - Mission Impossible (squirrel)

Mission Impossible, Squirrel Edition

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE VIDEO/WILDLIFE) Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to use your smart squirrel super-powers to defy multiple obstacles. You have fewer than 60 seconds and should you succeed, you will be handsomely rewarded. — Global Animal

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German Shepherd saves an abandoned baby girl, both named Jade.

German Shepherd Saves Baby In Remarkable Rescue

(RESCUE DOGS/HERO ANIMALS) Amidst the stories of humans looking out for the lives of animals, it’s always wonderful to hear about the animals who are also looking out for us. While the Wilday family and their beloved German Shepherd companion Jade were enjoying a leisurely stroll through a park in Birmingham, England, they came across […]

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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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