Which is smartest? Parrot, Chimpanzee, Dolphin, Rico

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    • #1604
      damien
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      Which animal is the smartest?

      1. Rico the Border Collie
      —(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_(Border_Collie)
      Rico the border collie became famous after he was studied by psychologists who verified that he learned more than 200 words—“Rico’s vocabulary was thus broadly comparable to that of language-trained apes, dolphins, sea lions, and parrots.”

      2. A Dolphin

      3. A Chipanzee

      4. Alex the African Grey parrot
      —(http://www.alexfoundation.org/research/ … rvard.html)
      Alex the parrot also learned the names of many objects and could retrieve them according to color or shape as well as the names of the objects.
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    • #28075
      iri_black
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      I would have to say a dolphin. In the documentaries I have seen, dolphin could also recognise the shape of objects and retrieve them.
      Also, dolphins are still studied and I think we have a lot to learn about them yet.
      But that’s only my opinion, of course 🙂 and I have to say I am subjective, because dolphins fescinate me 🙂

    • #28115
      James
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      It’s going to boil down to what ‘smartness’, or intelligence means and involves, which has been talked about a lot on the forum before.

    • #28235
      MrMistery
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      James is right. I remember a poll about what animal is the smartest. Kyle and myself voted bacteria 8)

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