While these animals will never become rocket scientists, they are very intelligent animals when compared to the rest of the creatures on our planet.
10 – Octopuses
The Octopus is one of the smartest creatures in the sea. They are able to solve puzzles, play and navigate mazes. There is still little we know about octopuses but the more we learn the more magnificent these creatures seem to be.
09 – Pigeons
Pigeons have amazing memories and are able to find their way home over long distances. Numerous tests have been with pigeons revealing that they are able to recognize themselves in a mirror and remember photo images.
08 – Pigs
Pigs seem to have emotions similar to humans. They are sensitive, can have hurt feelings and get easily bored. In various research tests pigs proved to be better at video games than primates. How they managed to master a controller with hooves we’ll never know.
07 – Dogs
Dogs are very trainable, sociable to humans and are able to understand commands. They can recognize people and other animals and even after a long time can remember if somebody has treated them badly or with kind.
06 – Parrots
Despite owls having the reputation of being wise it is the parrot who is the smartest bird. They are capable of learning words and can even form sentences.
05 – Rats
Despite this rodent being an unwanted pest they are considerably clever. During lab tests rats were able to find shortcuts, loopholes and escape routes.
04 – Sheep
Even though they seem to just stand around eating grass all day sheep are quite intelligent. British scientists have discovered that they have an incredible instinct and intelligence beyond your imaginations. Sheep can remember and identify animal faces and also human faces.
03 – Dolphins
Dolphins are very intelligent and social animals. They are able to find over miles away and have their own language. One amazing thing about dolphins is that there brain has developed so that they never have to sleep.
02 – Elephants
The elephant brain is one of the biggest in the world and can weigh 5 kilos or even more. Elephants are able to use tools without being taught beforehand. They have also been seen cleaning their food.
01 – Gorillas & Chimpanzees (Primates)
Primates are the most intelligent animals on the planet. They know how to make and use tools, hunt collectively, and are capable of advanced problem-solving. They are also able to learn sign language to communicate with humans.
Source; The Most 10.com