SMARTEST Animals In The World!

SMARTEST Animals In The World!

From recognizing faces to mediating arguments,
here are 10 of the smartest animals in the world! 10.) Manta Ray
While much is still unknown about the manta ray, scientists have discovered that they
have the biggest brains of all the world’s fishes, which is about 32,000 species total. The brain of the manta ray is known to be
about ten sizes bigger than the white sharks. It is also big in comparison to their body. A manta ray’s smarts has recently been compared
to that of a gorilla!! Who would have known, right?? Giant manta rays often jump right out of the
water, possibly as a form of communication or even play. They are also known to recognize themselves
in mirrors. In a 2016 study, scientists found that captive
mantas swam repetitively back and forth in front of a mirror for an unusually long time,
while they examined body parts that they otherwise wouldn’t see and they seemed to know it
was their own reflection. They display intelligent behavior, such as
coordinated and cooperative feeding. 9.) Dogs
Man’s best friend has been hanging out with us for as long as 32,000 years!! While scientists argue about how to measure
intelligence exactly, the average dog is said to have the intelligence of a 2-year-old child
although some breeds are smarter than others. As pack animals, dogs understand social structure
and obligations and are capable of learning how to behave around other members of the
pack. Dogs will correct each other’s behaviour
and reward each other for acting accordingly. But just because they can learn and obey commands,
it doesn’t mean it is the only street smarts they have. Do you know what breed is considered the most
intelligent in the world?? Go ahead and write your answer in the comments
below! The answer is coming up!! Psychologically, dogs are more similar to
us than we know. They can feel empathy and are sensitive to
our emotions. They like to make eye contact and can understand
what different looks mean, unlike wolves who always assume looking them straight in the
eye is a challenge! By making eye contact with your dog in a friendly
way, we increase our oxytocin levels which is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone”. A study found that dogs see us as part of
their family and they prioritize human smells over all other smells. They react to subtle cues and their brain
responds when they hear emotional sounds like crying or laughter. Apes who are much closer to us genetically
have a hard time understanding us. Dog lovers probably already knew how smart
their dogs were, but scientifically it has been hard to prove. There is a reason that dogs are chosen as
guide dogs, because they can generalize. They can apply training to new places and
experiences they have never had before. You probably think that your dog is the smartest,
but as to the most intelligent breed? The answer is the Border Collie!! Why? They were bred to be workaholics and would
spend all day listening to commands and organizing and managing different kinds of livestock. This isn’t to say other breeds aren’t
as smart. Poodles and German Shepherds are a close second
as they are said to have the intelligence of a 4-7 year old child. Border collies are able to make other animals
do what they want, and they might manipulate you too if you aren’t careful!! They are extra focused and are great at all
kinds of dog sports. These dogs excel at high jump, utility courses,
fly-ball, and can even excel in dog dancing competitions. They have an amazing sense of smell, which
makes them widely accepted as great tracking dogs. They can also be trained as drug dogs and
take part in search and rescues. A border collie named Chaser, learned at least
1,000 words! They make great companions and can anticipate
what will happen next. Is your dog super smart? Let us know about your dog in the comments
below! 8.) Pigeons
This one might surprise you since they are usually just hanging around waiting for crumbs
and are kind of dirty and gross. Pigeons are considered to be one of the most
intelligent birds on the planet and able to undertake tasks previously thought to be the
sole preserve of humans and primates. The pigeon has also been found to pass the
‘mirror test, which means it can recognize its reflection in a mirror, and is one of
only 6 species, and the only non-mammal, that has this ability. Pigeons have also passed intelligence tests
that show they can remember hundreds of images after several years. In fact, a new study showed that pigeons were
able to categorize 128 photographs into 16 categories, like “shoes” and “trees”. They can also be taught to perform a sequence
of movements and to discriminate subtle differences between two objects. As a bonus pigeons are also able to find their
way home, even when they are blindfolded. They have better eyesight than humans do and
have been trained by the US Coast Guard to spot orange life jackets of people lost at
sea. They carried messages for the US Army during
World Wars I and II, saving lives and providing vital strategic information. And now for number 7 but first be sure to
subscribe!! 7.) Chimpanzees
The chimpanzee is widely regarded as the animal that is most closely related to us. Studies show that we share over 90% of our
DNA and our genomes are 98% identical. Studies that have been going on for the past
30 years have shown that chimpanzees can learn to take on a lot of tasks that humans do,
such as household chores and even learning sign language. One chimpanzee, known as Lucy, learned over
100 signs and combined them to make original words. Another chimpanzee, known as Washoe, learned
approximately 150 signs. She also excelled in areas like tickling,
food, and play. She adopted another chimp called Loulis as
her son and began teaching him the same things she had learned. In the past it was believed that using tools
was a thing that only humans did but actually many other animals have proven to use tools
too, so that doesn’t really separate us much. Chimps make and use their own tools, and even
weapons to go out and hunt in organized groups and warfare on other groups of chimps. In several studies chimpanzees did better
than humans on memory tests. They can work together to get things done
and will console losers and help mediate within the group to restore peace after a fight. 6.) Pigs
Pigs just might be the smartest domestic animals in the world. Even though pigs are known to be dirty, silly
creatures, they are actually extremely clean and highly intelligent. A new study showed that pigs could use mirrors
to find their food and could deceive other pigs and fake them out so they could eat more. Both domestic and wild species are known for
their ability to adapt to a variety of different environmental conditions and quick learners. They can be trained to do all kinds of tricks
and certain big breeds have become a favorite pet in the U.S.
Pigs are also extremely flexible. They are curious and insightful animals who
are widely accepted as being smarter than a 3 year old. They are highly social animals and enjoy exploring
their environment, sunbathing, socializing and playing with their friends. They also dream like humans, snuggle, and
sleep nose to nose. So…yeah, doesn’t make you feel good about
eating them does it? 5.) Octopuses
People have been admiring the octopus and its mysterious eyes for centuries! A roman writer, Claudius Aelianus wrote in
the 3rd century that the octopus was crafty and mischievous. Octopuses have the largest brains of any invertebrate. The common octopus has 500 million neurons
in its body but only about 130 million neurons are in its brain. A human has 100 billion neurons. The remaining octopus neurons are actually
in its arms and they all form part of a large nervous system that helps it to use their
tentacles to change color, touch, taste, and even grow back if something happens to it. In a sense, each arm has a mind of its own. Animals are good at different things- aren’t
we all?- so it is hard to compare each animal’s intelligence to another but what octopuses
can do is pretty awesome!! They can navigate mazes, use visual clues
and even unscrew jars to get the food that’s inside. And they can even unscrew a jar when they
are inside of it to get out! Octopuses are professional escape artists
and can often be found in the hull of crabbing boats, feeding on the catch. These animals have incredibly keen eyesight,
sense of touch, and are very fast. One example of what an octopus can do happened
at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium when one of them decided to flood the tank by turning
a valve and allowing hundreds of gallons of water to overflow the tank. Another example is Inky the octopus who made
an escape at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The lid of Inky’s tank was left ajar at night,
and he took advantage of this by climbing out, walking across a room to a drain opening,
and squeezing down a 160ft (50 meters) pipe to the open ocean. Sound familiar? It is kind of the basis for the Disney-Pixar
movie Finding Dory! In other aquariums, the octopuses have learned
how to squirt jets of water to the light bulbs in their tank to short-circuit the power supply
and turn the lights off. They also can recognize different people and
will treat them differently. 4.) Dolphins
You probably already know that dolphins are smart but just how smart they are might surprise
you. If we consider ourselves as the most intelligent
species, dolphins have a lot of similarities to our human intelligence. The more we study them, the smarter they are. The brain of an adult bottlenose dolphin is
25% heavier than an adult human brain. The ratio of brain size to body size is 5.6
whereas chimpanzees have 2.48. Each dolphin has their own unique whistle
and the others of the pod will use it to call each other by name. Dolphins develop strong emotional attachments
and show empathy towards others. They are often found staying with members
of their group who are injured or sick. They also can learn extremely quickly which
is why they are used at aquatic parks and even for military operations. Dolphins will take what they have learned
and teach other dolphins to do the same things. A dolphin named Kelly at the Institute for
Marine Mammal Studies in the US, learned that if she used her fish treats to lure a sea
gull into the pool, they would give her lots of fish as a reward. She taught her calf and the other dolphins
to do the same thing and now “gull-baiting” is a popular activity for these dolphins since
they can get a lot more fish than just the one they are using as bait. They can learn things just by watching and
love to play which is sign of deep intelligence. Sometimes they need to let off a little steam
too! They can also get bored and be extremely cruel,
depending on their mood and what is going on in their life. 3.) African Grey Parrots
The African Grey is a species of parrot that is found in the West and Central African rainforest. Parrots have long been able to show that they
can mimic human speech, but this parrot can associate words with their meaning and form
small sentences. They can learn to speak up to 1,000 words. To prove that African grey parrots are one
of the smartest species of birds, scientists have performed many studies testing their
intelligence because of the amount of vocabulary they have to communicate with us. Dr. Irene Pepperberg was responsible for training
Alex. Alex helped prove to the world that these
birds have the mental and emotional capacities of a 5-year-old human child. They can solve puzzles, express emotions,
and use new words to create new sentences they haven’t been taught just by understanding
their meaning. 2.) Elephants
In many cultures elephants are seen as a symbol of wisdom and are known for their incredible
memories.They create mental maps and are said to remember exact locations of watering and
feeding holes they haven’t visited for years. Elephants clean their food and use tools in
various ways in the wild. They have the largest brain of any land animal
and it is believed that elephants can learn different languages. Through a study in the UK, it was concluded
that elephants learn how to tell a person’s age, ethnicity, and gender by the language
and way the person speaks. Other studies have known that elephants have
empathy and can show emotion. In another study, elephants used both physical
contact and vocal sounds as forms of comfort, stroking one another with their trunks and
emitting small chirps. Along with this, elephants also can mimic
the voices of humans. In 2012, an Asian elephant named Koshik baffled
researchers when they realized he could say five words in Korean. While it is almost certain Koshik doesn’t
comprehend the meaning of the words, the researchers believe he began mimicking sound as a way
to bond with humans, which were his only form of social contact as a young elephant. 1. Ravens
Ravens aren’t just creepy birds, they have been admired throughout history for their
wily ways and many cultures have stories about them. Ravens and their relatives such as crows and
magpies are reputed to be really, really smart. Ravens have 15 to 33 categories of recorded
vocalizations. They also play games and tricks on each other. National Geographic reported that experiments
have shown that ravens have cognitive levels equal to people and some other great apes. They and their family members have great problem-solving
capabilities and can plan for future events. Scientists used to think that that was a uniquely
human characteristic since most animals live in the present. Thinking about the future is really abstract
and even monkeys are unable to solve the tasks that these birds can. Crows living in urban areas are known to gather
nuts from trees and then place them in the street for passing cars to crack open the
shells. Then, after waiting patiently for the light
to change, they go back to the street to retrieve their nutty snack. Crows have been proven to count, distinguish
complex shapes, and perform observational learning tasks. The New Caledonian Crow has been intensely
studied because of its ability to use tools in its every day search for food. They will make little knives by cutting leaves
and stalks of grass. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the
birds in the corvid family can also remember individual human faces so try not to bother
them too much unless you are wearing a mask!

Comments (100)

  1. Smartest dog I've ever had and at my age, I've had a lot, was just a mutt.

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  3. My dog can say yes and no is that cool or is that cool

  4. Awesome video🤗🤗

  5. I would think it’s a Bordercollie.

  6. My dog is a complete moron she can't even hear when I call her name (reminder I have a French bulldog)

  7. Is that a porno on in the background at 10:47, while you were introducing the bird?

  8. Hi O.E., great video I really loved it!! I knew Animals are smart and some are smarter than others. have a great week!!!

  9. Ok so my mom bought us pizza and our dog opened the box took 1 pizza on the floor than took the rest so win we got back we opened the box no pizza there. Now I know that dog is the smartest but mine they must be close

  10. I hate her for saying octopuses I know it right but it sounds so dumb

  11. Golden retriever

  12. I know I’m probably wrong,but I think golden retrievers could be the smartest because they are amazing

  13. german shepard my guess

  14. I'll tell you about one smart bird. Some years ago I was feeding bread to ducks in a local park by a lake. All the while a small white heron was watching. Since herons don't eat bread, I was surprised when it took a price of bread. It then went about 10 yards and dropped the bread into the water. With in seconds the Heron was able to grab and eat several small fishes. The Heron used the bread as bait. Smart bird.

  15. I had been a subscriber for a long time now your the best

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  17. Love these informative videos!!Esp. Concerning the animal kingdom!!! You sound like a very intelligent creature, yourself,Katrina!!!! Keep up the good work!!! You make me smarter with each video!!👍💜🐺🐘🐦

  18. Pigs? Is this a joke?

  19. The Border Collie bc one of these dogs but the laundry in a washer!

  20. we share 93% of our dna with the fruit fly

  21. As a side note it can also be called octopodes

  22. I think the smartest dog is Winnie that visits my school every Wednesday which is a service dog. One time I purposely dropped my pencil, she tried to pick it up with her paw but she eventually picked it up with mouth. She is not a dog which has TONS of drool so the pencil wasn’t covered in drool, and one time she found her owner’s phone without the owner having to call her phone with her husband’s phone. Smart huh? She remembered where her owner left the phone!

  23. Float shot photography hire project delicate off like CEO.

  24. Number 10
    Unlike other animals retarded reactions when sees their selves reflections.

  25. My dog could climb trees

  26. Is the smartest dog the border collie

  27. Doberman pincher

  28. Orginexplins is so wrong it is not that dog

  29. This is scary. I showed my gecko Apollo this video and now he's acting like a dog!

  30. you bothered researching whether it's octopuses or octopie, but not the 'human DNA is 98% chimp' lie. chimp's DNA is 8% longer than ours, to start. so the highest possible similarity would be 92%, and that's if the rest of its DNA is identical(!) to ours. keep in mind, DNA is very long (if your DNA was written as books, the'll fill the grand canyon), and made out of only 3 "letters". naturally, there are similar sections, between ANY two creatures. that's why we are 50% similar to a Banana tree.

  31. Good judge of chareiture

  32. God I wonder how smart you are?you are extremely intelligent

  33. Well well, Manta Rays now recognize themselves in mirrors? Finally a new animal joins the mirror club! XD

  34. Didn't you say that Manta Rays could recognise themselves in mirrors? Then you mentioned that Pigeons were the only non-mammal to be able to do this …

  35. No my dog can see

  36. I Think it’s a German shepherd or the border collie
    Edit: also, great vid

  37. I have 2 wienerhuahuas

  38. The university of Washington in Seattle did a study on crows. Starting with 15 crows he introduced them to a very ugly face that was scary. After a very short Time he released the 15 crows. Those 15 crows told their flock and so on and so on. It is now said that every crow in the University
    District recognize that face because they were told by the other crows.
    They watch people and learn to recognize them. You do a crow wrong And it will never forget it and neither will the flock. Are used to raise for the Seattle wild bird clinic. I was blessed with two. An old veteran that could not be released because he could not fly but as an old bird he taught me so much. After he passed away we had someone bring us in a newly hatched baby. It was under two weeks old. I got a most wonderful surprise, they are born with beautiful blue eyes. I was also amazed at how much he learned and how fast he learned it. (That would be a book). They are amazing they’re loving and I really don’t think anything in the world is a smart as they are except maybe an elephant. I did enjoy the video.👌🙃

  39. Border college is the smartest dog

  40. I would get calls from friends/family to complain that they had caught themselves holding 20 min 2-way conversations with my dog. When she was a pup neighbors would tell me things like she would jump off my boat to help other people bring their boats in. I didn't believe it at the time, but by the time she passed I put NOTHING past her.

  41. actually its octopodes because octopus is a greek word it uses the greek plural of podes such as platposus although considering that this is an english video then octopuses make sense and octopi is latin

  42. I love Crows they crack me up with their games an behavior. They are brilliant as well as all the other afor mentioned creatures… Loved this one…

  43. My friend calls octopuses octopussy

  44. Awesome information and the girl voicing it was very fun and enjoyable too!

  45. I don’t have a dog I want a cat

  46. So pigeons aren't dumb

  47. Maybe a golden retriever

    Or,a border collie

  48. Hope they remember that seagul

  49. I had a dog but… Died 2 years later

  50. The pigeons in war if a soldier gave them a letter it would fly to a friendly base a give the message

  51. I train dogs and have seen one breed that makes me question the Border Collie #1 theory and that is Malamutes, they are scary smart but are so stubborn so not easy to train so they do not get the credit they deserve, they train themselves to do what they want from observation.
    As for the mirror test I believe Octopus also passed that test as have several bird species.

  52. I think the smartest breed is either german sheperds, border collies or golden retrievers

  53. My broholmer can open Doors 🐶🐶🐶❤❤❤❤

  54. My dog is half blind and completely deth

  55. African grey parrots also swear

  56. My dog can open doors

  57. Number 1 is actually humans

  58. I have a dog that makes blueprints of houses. He also plots for world domination on his spare time

  59. I don’t think my basset hound is smart

  60. Why make dog take off ur stinky sock EWWWWWWW

  61. My dog is like the Simon cowell of dogs…he’s picky and serous

  62. Border collie I have one

  63. my dog has a temper

  64. Australian Shepherd I think so because I have two of them and I see them do things every day like turn the steering wheel

  65. Yeah I was right 🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  66. You should really have someone proof your stock footage I love your videos, but it is very distracting when you show footage of…say a dove, when your talking about pigeons. 🙂 I just mentioned this here, because I have been watching your channel all night, it is really good, really really good, but it seems a number of your videos have the same mistakes.

  67. I love you Katrina!

  68. One of my dogs are smart and one is not

  69. When you realize the human race is just above average animals .

  70. u are cool i think your vidoes all of them are cool

  71. My dog Frosty is smart. He was able to go in the pantry and get a treat for himself

  72. Border Collies. In fact there is a border collie that knows how to do math 😀

  73. Is a dog smart because he/she can be trained the way we want? Or is a dog smart who learns & figures things out on their own? I never taught my dog tricks but he watched me open gates, doors, etc. Figured out how to open them by just observing me. Figured out how to get his toys when I put them out of reach. Pushes a chair, etc., so he can get it himself. Dumb dog or smart dog? 😏

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