27 Animals That Are Probably Smarter Than You

These animals definitely don’t need your help. And they’re doing it all without opposable thumbs (except for the monkey). Sponsored by NBC’s Animal Practice.

1. This Elephant That Paints Elephants

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ID: 574122

2. This Cat That Was Up All Night Studying Calculus

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ID: 574069

3. This Dog That’s Been Working Like A Dog

ID: 574153

4. This Dog That Just Finished The Sunday Puzzle

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ID: 574136

5. This Water Skiing Squirrel

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ID: 576011

6. This Dog That Doesn’t Need Your Bowl

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ID: 574076

7. This Get Away Cat

ID: 575058

8. This Dog That Shreds

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ID: 574093

9. This Dog That Knows How To Stick It To The Man

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ID: 574109

10. This Monkey With A Good Eye

ID: 575473

11. This Chess Playing Pup

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ID: 574148

12. This Piano Playing Cat

ID: 574155

13. This Dog That Can Input All Your Data

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ID: 574087

14. This Dog That Cleans Up After Itself

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ID: 576112

15. This Cat With A Sense Of Humor

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ID: 575780

16. This Bate-And-Switch Dog

ID: 574157

17. This Dog That’s Brushing Up On The Classics

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ID: 576870

18. This Cruising Canine

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ID: 575797

19. This Bear That Doesn’t Shit In The Woods

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Brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub next to women’s bathroom entrance, Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

ID: 575964

20. This Firefighter

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ID: 576072

21. This Dog That Tucks Himself In

ID: 575937

22. This Dog That’s Memorizing The Encyclopedia

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ID: 576043

23. This Cat That Knows Where To Cross

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Cats Crossing

ID: 576049

24. This Dog That Flies Airplanes

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ID: 576839

25. You Know Prof. Dog Is Smarter Than You

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ID: 574145

26. And This Cat That’s Definitely Smarter Than You

ID: 574156

27. Oh Yeah, And This Monkey That’s Totally A Doctor

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ID: 576788

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