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A dog who made his own boat and 9 more victories of the animal kingdom
These animals easily outsmart each other, their surroundings, average fifth graders…
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
Bird using bread to catch fish
Dog is a master thief
Cow pumping its own water
Forgot your bike lock? Just use a dog instead.
Crow going snowboarding
Seagull is also a master thief
Orangutan toweling off
Dolphins playing catch
Monkey easily beating a memory game
Photo by Brenna Degan/Flickr
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.