Top 16 Smartest Animals in the World

Animals that can solve thinking tasks or use tools are considered clever.

Thinking Tasks

With thinking tasks, the animal plays something through in its head before doing it. This is like chess, where the players think about what move to make next.


Using and making tools is behavior that requires higher cognitive abilities. hen an animal uses an object as a tool, it has to understand the connection between its own body, the object and the situation - and be able to use the right combination.

Let’s check out Top 16 animals with the highest intelligence

16 Smartest Animals in the World16 Smartest Animals in the World - Photo: Eduardo Rivero/Shutterstock

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