• Question: what is the second most smartest animal?

    Asked by iseeyou to Andy on 23 Jun 2011.
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      Andy MacLeod answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      Hi there, iseeyou.

      Excluding humans, I’d say dolphins. Including humans, I’d say chimpanzees.

      But that’s just from a human perspective. I rank chimps higher than dolphins because they’re closer to us in terms of evolution, so the intelligence they display appears more human-like to me. Maybe dolphins are really super-smart, we just can’t understand what they’re trying to tell us.