20 Animals That Are Smarter Than You

Don’t feel bad. These guys just know what it takes to #staysmart.

1. This classically trained Schnauzer

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Good lord, she’s not even looking at the music. Now she’s just showing off.

2. This PhD-having cat

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Dumbledore just got tenured at Yale AND caught a duck all by himself.

3. This mad scientist terrier mix

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Kafka is wearing machinists’ glasses and hanging out in a library. Why? Because he’s building something. What? What is he building?

4. These award-winning puppies

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If you look closely you’ll notice those trophies are for speed-reading.

5. This overachieving bunny

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Bernie is a five-time Jeopardy champion. And not Animal Jeopardy, either — regular human Jeopardy.

6. This massively smart Mastiff

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Sam is successful enough now that he can hire other dogs to bark at skateboards while he grows his business.

7. This hella smart elephant

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Scarlett is not only an acclaimed minimalist painter, but she’s also street smart and a pinnacle of her community.

8. This organized troupe of macaques

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It’s next to impossible to coordinate a huge family road trip, so Jacques gets it done with the help of online scheduling tools… that he designed himself.

9. This nuts-about-reading chipmunk

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If that doesn’t impress you, consider that he’s reading in Latin.

10. This millionaire recluse

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Kimmy doesn’t like to talk about it, but she actually made a fortune during the Great Recession.

11. This no-bull bulldog

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Cerberus knows that nothing’s smarter than eating healthy.

12. This hardworking hen

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Roxanne works her butt off at her catering job all day. At night, she writes excellent, marketable screenplays and rotates her eggs.

13. This cool, calculating Chihuahua

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Does it intimidate you that Consuela is 6 weeks old and can already work an abacus? It should.

14. This strategically minded intellectual

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Of course Dustin can beat the chess computer. Dustin programmed the chess computer.

15. This bird puppet who gives thanks to Enrico Fermi

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The turkey is fake but the physics is very real.

16. This scholarship-receiving, Exeter-educated Westie

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Walter’s favorite subjects are digging, barking at ghosts and Keynesian economics.

17. This nationally ranked chimp champion

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On the other hand, Hector can’t be that smart: He’s smoking.

18. This efficient-packing pachyderm

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Kayla not only knows how to pack light to avoid baggage fees, but she’s saved up enough miles to upgrade to business class. Because honestly, coach was gonna be a bit of a tight squeeze.

19. This outraged monkey

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Lazlo cannot BELIEVE the sorry state of American poetry these days.

20. This good will hunting-dog

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Actually, Birdie’s not even a mathematician. She just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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