There are some animals that are known to be naturally smart such as the humble farm pig, or the insanely intelligent sea swimming dolphin. You might even think that you domesticated house cat or man’s best friend, your dog might be quite a little thinker. Maybe they do tricks for you such as sit, stay, lay down, or roll over. Have you seen a dog shake paws before? It’s pretty cute to see a little dog do funny tricks even if they are getting a treat in the bargain. There are actually animals all over the world that have demonstrated their intelligence time and time again. How about those elephants in India that can actually hold a paintbrush with their tusk and paint a picture for happily waiting tourists. Those pachyderms are truly amazing, and it’s a treat to see them work. Here are a list of 11 animals that are ridiculously smart and you would never know it, that was compiled by the National Wildlife Federation a popular animal activist organization.
Ever see that movie remake “Planet of the Apes”? The chimps in that movie manage to start their own society, and fight the humans for dominance. Maybe chimps in real life aren’t quite that industrious and smart, but it has been proven by many scientist that chimpanzee are actually really intelligent. They have discovered that chimps in the wild searching for food can actually make tools to use and kill their prey which is a very good sign of their brain power. Furthermore Jane Goodall in 1960 was a famous wildlife observer, and through her findings discovered that chimps were also able to use rocks and sticks as weapons to defend themselves against other aggressive behavior from their own kind. This proves throughout time that chimps are highly intelligent creatures.