Animal Intelligence

790 WordsMay 4, 20084 Pages
Animal Intelligence Animals are smarter than people think they are. As animal studies keep on increasing, we find out that some animals are close to our level of thinking. Animals such as chimps, parrots, elephants, dolphins and monkeys have been studied and proved to us that they too have a good level of intelligence. Self recognition, social skills, language skills and the use of tools are all signs that scientist use to prove that these animals have a good capacity of smarts in their brain. Many people may think that only humans have the ability to recognize themselves or to be recognized. But the study of two animals has turned that statement to something new. In one study, an elephant was looking at its own appearance and saw…show more content…
By knowing how to use tools to solve problems indicates intelligence. Vultures use rocks to open eggs; a wood pecker uses the needles of a cactus to get the roots of a tree, and a couple of times a crow in a lab used its cup and got water to moisten its food when the keepers forget to moisten it. (Willett) Many studies have been made that shows animals do have intelligence. Different types of animals may vary in intelligence, but to determine who smarter than whom, a continuum was made. Animals can not come up and tell us what they are intelligent in and what ideas they do are similar to ours. So it is our job to experiment and find out. When we do complete everything specific thing about animal intelligence in the future, maybe they will not seem so inferior to us any
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