By Abdurrahaman Aliyu katsina
All of us know that humans are the most intelligent creation of God. We have the ability to feel, to think, and do anything and everything. Animals are also intelligent, and though their brains cannot be compared with that of ours, the fact also cannot be denied that they indeed are capable of doing many things in a perfect way. Now, there are many smart animals but some are more intelligent than the others and the list given below helps you learn about the 10 most intelligent animals that exist.
Also known as chimps or apes, these animals, native to sub-Saharan Africa are very smart. Chimpanzees resemble humans not only as far as their looks are concerned but also they can think like us humans to a good extent. Next to humans, they are the most intelligent creations of God. They communicate within their group in an amazing way. They can also use tools that they find in the forest to search for food or to find their community. If the chimpanzees are properly trained they may even learn human language.
Also known as psittacines, parrots are native to subtropical and tropical regions. You must have seen parrots repeating words and talking, and this clearly shows how intelligent they are. They can learn easily almost whatever their master teaches or regularly says in front of them. Parrots like eating seeds, buds, fruits, and nuts, and they can solve various complex problems.
The ability to think about thinking is known as metacognition, and some years ago scientists found out that rats, just like humans, have the ability to make decisions on the basis of what they do not or do know. Also, studies have proved that rats are ticklish, self-aware, and even dream like us humans. Pet rats are very social and share strong bonds with their humans. They can learn their names and come when asked. They even beg to come out of their cage when they want to play with their owners.
The brain size of a crow is nearly the size of a human thumb which is quite big keeping in mind its body size. This helps them solve complex problems and also they have a good memory. According to scientists, crows have the ability to remember and recognize individual human faces. Different parts of a crow’s brain start lighting up when they see a person and figure out if they are threatening or friendly. So, the next time you even think of hurting a crow, remember that they are not likely to forget and forgive.
Aliyu is a special reporter with The links news