Positioning systems that rely on the magnetic field of the Earth to make their calculations. communities composed solely of women. One smell is all it takes to determine whether you are a friend or a jerk who is just there to cause problems. Homes that are so energy efficient that the temperature inside remains constant all the time. No, we are not talking about new members of the X-Men or other characters from comic books; rather, we are discussing creatures that have abilities that we can only imagine having.
These five creatures are much more intelligent than humans, which is just one more reason why we should show them some respect whenever we come across them in the wild.
Even though they are not considered to be as brilliant as humans just yet, dolphins have lately been ranked as the second most intellectual mammals in the whole globe (after humans). According to The Times, a zoologist from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia went as far as to say that their “neuroanatomy suggests psychological continuity between humans and dolphins,” and he called for a reevaluation of how humans interact with dolphins. He also called for the topic to be reconsidered. They have even been referred to as “non-human individuals” by one of the researchers working at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Dolphins are indeed more intelligent than chimpanzees and have communication abilities that are comparable to those of humans. They are cultural creatures with individual personalities, the capacity to think about the future, and other abilities since their brains are only second in mass to the human brain. Their brains are only second in mass to the human brain. How much longer are these intelligent creatures going to put up with being mistreated by humans? We have high hopes that it won’t be for very long.
There has been a lot of debate concerning the level of intellect that chimpanzees possess, with some people asserting that they are brilliant while others arguing that their IQ is on par with that of a child that is three years old. The truth, when it comes down to it, lies somewhere in the middle.
There is, however, at least one domain in which chimpanzees are more intelligent than humans, and that domain is photographic memory. Young chimpanzees have an extraordinary working memory capability for numerical recollection, according to a study conducted by the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University. The study found that this capability was even superior to that of human adults when tested with the same apparatus and following the same procedure.
When presented with the identical sequence of numbers as humans, little chimpanzees were able to remember them better than humans. Not too bad at all.
Ants come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, yet even the smallest species are capable of remarkable feats. The mycocepurus smithii from the Amazon is one of the most remarkable examples since it is a species that has evolved into an all-female breed via the process of cloning, which eliminates the need for sex and males altogether.
According to research conducted at the University of Arizona, it is not known when this change took place. However, because the ants reproduce without the use of sex, they are able to avoid the energetic cost of producing males and increase the number of reproductive females produced in each generation by two times.
Ants, in contrast to us humans, have figured out techniques to arrange their traffic that are very effective. In addition, research conducted at the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 revealed that the trap-jaw ant, also known as Odontomachus bauri, is capable of snapping its mandibles shut at an astounding rate: It takes 0.13 milliseconds for the strike to happen, which is 2,300 times quicker than the blink of an eye. Because of this, they are capable of jumping quite far for their size.
They are enormous, and there are moments when they seem weary and sluggish. It should come as no surprise, however, that the unique nose of this animal is rather something: According to research conducted at the University of St. Andrews, elephants are able to remember the whereabouts of up to 30 members of their family who are not there by smelling out their fragrance and creating a mental map of where each individual is. How practical would this tiny function be for mothers who already have many children?
Even more encouraging, a different research conducted by the same university found that elephants can determine if a person is a friend or foe based on their aroma as well as the colour of their clothes. Try as you may, you won’t be able to deceive them.
5. Homing Pigeons
Homing pigeons are able to find their way home after travelling for extremely long distances (more than 1,100 miles) without the need for any sort of navigational aid, in contrast to the majority of humans, who require a number of different maps in addition to a compass in order to locate their way back.
In point of fact, they do have some assistance available to them, which is as follows: According to research conducted by the University of Frankfurt, these pigeons have iron-containing structures in their beaks. These structures enable the pigeons to sense the Earth’s magnetic field independently of their motion and posture, and as a result, they are able to determine where on the globe they are located.
The findings of a recent study that were made public this year suggest that this magnetic allure is shared by other species of birds.