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What animals could evolve intelligence?

What animals could evolve intelligence?

The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodyte) and the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) are typically the first candidates that most cognitive neuroscientists would name as potentially gaining human like intelligence.

What is the 2nd smartest animal?

Dolphins
Dolphins cheat Dolphins are often cited as the second smartest animals on Earth due to their relatively high brain-to-body size ratio, the capacity to show emotion, and impressive mimicry of the dumb apes who research them.

What are some animals that have evolved intelligence?

By that measure, cockroaches, crocodiles, sharks, etc. would all have evolved intelligence. Looking at the other answers here I see that everyone is missing the essential characteristic of evolution. Humans did not evolve intelligence because they wanted to or had big brains or hands or whatever.

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Will animals ever become more intelligent than humans?

Many animals already are far more intelligent than humans. Compared to dogs, humans are olfactory idiots. Thirteen-lined ground squirrels can easily detect the differenc e between a half-sibling and a full sibling, and they don’t need expensive DNA fingerprint analyses to do so.

Why didn’t Sharks evolve intelligence?

The reason they didn’t evolve intelligence is because they didn’t need to in order to survive. They were adapted to survive in their environments very well. They eat, they reproduce in sufficient numbers and carry on. A shark that was a little bit say, smarter, didn’t survive any better than one that was not.

What would happen if other animals had Homo sapiens-level intelligence?

There’s no reason to believe any animal with Homo sapiens -level intelligence would behave any differently than we ourselves have in terms of exploitation of other species and resources. Likewise, intra-species conflict would also break out.