Animal Intelligence

Whether you believe it or not, animals do possess intelligence.  However, we cannot compare animal intelligence directly to that of humans — and, that is where we often go wrong, by assuming that animals are ‘dumb’ or lack intelligence like that of our own.

As an example:

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Now, whether or not the elephant is painting or was trained to paint, there can be no denying that some form of intelligence is at work (or play) here.  If you were to teach (train) a young child to paint a similar picture, would you deny that the child was exhibiting intelligence?  Something to think about… 

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