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How Smart Are Animals?

Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.

Topic: nature

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Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.

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(Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chaser)
Courtesy Julia Cort, © WGBH Educational Foundation
(dolphins)
© Alexey Tkachenko
(octopus)
© Fernando Alonso Herrero/iStockphoto
(Irene Pepperberg and Griffin the parrot)
Courtesy Laura Willcox, © WGBH Educational Foundation