A dog who made his own boat and 9 more victories of the animal kingdom

Here’s a fun game: The next time you see a squirrel, stop and look deeply into its eyes. Stare for long enough and you’ll inevitably be left with a single question—what is it plotting?

Our furry and feathered friends in the animal kingdom often get a bad rap in the intelligence department. But when it comes right down to it, animals can accomplish lots of complex tasks many humans find vexing, like consistently winning at tic-tac-toe or maintaining a sizable following on Twitter.

Users of the social news site Reddit, a community not shy about about professing its adoration for adorable animals, created a new subreddit called r/AnimalsBeingGeniuses showcasing often jaw-dropping of examples of nature’s craftiest specimens.

Check out some of the section’s best finds:

Dog making a boat

Source: Reddit

Bird using bread to catch fish

Source: Reddit

Dog is a master thief

Source: Reddit

Cow pumping its own water

Source: Reddit

Forgot your bike lock? Just use a dog instead.

Source: Reddit

Crow going snowboarding

Source: Reddit

Seagull is also a master thief

Source: Reddit

Orangutan toweling off

Source: Reddit

Dolphins playing catch

Source: Reddit

Monkey easily beating a memory game

Source: Reddit

Photo by Brenna Degan/Flickr

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.