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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2. This Cat That Was Up All Night Studying Calculus

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

4. This Dog That Just Finished The Sunday Puzzle

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5. This Water Skiing Squirrel

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6. This Dog That Doesn’t Need Your Bowl

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7. This Get Away Cat

8. This Dog That Shreds

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

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10. This Monkey With A Good Eye


11. This Chess Playing Pup

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12. This Piano Playing Cat

13. This Dog That Can Input All Your Data

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14. This Dog That Cleans Up After Itself

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15. This Cat With A Sense Of Humor

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16. This Bate-And-Switch Dog

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

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18. This Cruising Canine

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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

20. This Firefighter

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21. This Dog That Tucks Himself In

22. This Dog That’s Memorizing The Encyclopedia

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23. This Cat That Knows Where To Cross

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Cats Crossing

24. This Dog That Flies Airplanes

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25. You Know Prof. Dog Is Smarter Than You

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

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

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