What are the Top Ten Smartest Animals in The World?

From various estimates of intelligence among animals, it’s clear that primates rule in the smartness scale, at least on this planet.

Of the top ten, seven are in that category.

However, keep in mind that primates came up with the concept of being measured, so maybe you should take this ranking with a grain of salt.

Here’s how they stack up:

Humans

Chimpanzees, including bonobos

Gorillas

Orangutans

Baboons

Gibbons

Monkeys

Smaller toothed whales, especially the killer whale

Dolphins

Elephants

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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