Which is smartest? Parrot, Chimpanzee, Dolphin, Rico


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Which is smartest? Parrot, Chimpanzee, Dolphin, Rico

Post by damien » Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:05 am

Which animal is the smartest?

1. Rico the 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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Post by iri_black » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:18 am

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 :)
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Post by James » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:41 pm

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.

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:36 pm

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