10 Smartest Animals On The Planet

Although the human intellect is remarkable, we are not the only species on the planet to develop intelligence. Cognitive thinking, learning behavior, adaptability, and communication through body language and even vocalization are shared by other members of the animal kingdom. Here are the 10 smartest animals on the planet – other than humans.


Dogs are as smart as a two-year-old human toddler, according to Live Science. They are extremely social beings and know when they’ve misbehaved. They can learn to understand 165 human words on average, with a few reaching the 250-word level. Some dogs have the ability to sense illness in humans, such as cancer, impending strokes or epileptic seizures, and other forms of distress.