For those who don’t spend most time around animals, it’s easy to assume they aren’t intelligent and usually act on pristine instinct.
While animals are apparently impossibly instinctual creatures, they’ve also proven that they have a ability to think, reason, and even solve certain problems. Don’t take my word for it, though. Just check out how these 15 intelligent critters use their brains.
1. In a 2016 study, European scientists found that with homing pigeons, possibly a personality will tumble behind into a group and let others take over when it doesn’t know where it’s going, or a group won’t follow a personality when they comprehend they’re going a wrong way.
2. This chimpanzee during a Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, taught himself how to travel a tightrope.
3. This investigate tested either New Caledonian crows could figure out how to get a splash of H2O from a half-filled pitcher. Not usually did they find a way, though they were found to be as intelligent as a normal five- to seven-year-old child!