More About How Smart Animals REALLY Are!

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
March 11, 2011 5:45pm CST
I found this in ICANHASCHEEZBURGER.COM (aka LOL Cats), but it didn't have a URL, so I looked it up on YouTube. This is a brief review of animals from A to Z (Ants to Zebra Finches) regarding the various ways they use their intelligence to communicate, mate, find things, migrate, & other activities previously unsuspected by most. NOT included are elephants, who have been found able to work in cooperation with one another to achieve goals. Cheezburger does have that, though, & if anyone wants to see that, just ask. Meanwhile, check out the A to Z site! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4umTUgub9s&feature=player_embedded Maggiepie "The trouble with ignorance is that it picks up confidence as it goes along." ~ Source unknown
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• Philippines
12 Mar 11
some animals can actually predict earthquakes.I read that dogs howl a few minutes before an earthquake strikes.someone in my Facebook account reacted to it that it does happen.her birds flapped their wings restlessly and her rabbits hid under the couch few minutes before an earthquake struck their place.quite cool really.humans have sophisticated instruments but cannot really predict an earthquake from happening.animals only have senses,and they can sense a lot of things.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
12 Mar 11
It's true. I recall hearing about this phenomenon when I was a teen, mumbledy-mumble years ago... Some humans have very keen senses, too, but it's remarkably rare. Maggiepie "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." ~ Jules Renard, author (1864-1910)
• Pamplona, Spain
12 Mar 11
Hiya MP, Sorry cannot watch you tube at the moment it´s down for us at least. Any animal is clever in it´s own rights I think. Maybe it cannot jump through hoops or anything like that but it knows much more than we do about what is going on around them. They will flee any area when they sense danger. They have to be "smart" to be able to know when they are in danger. Example it is a very silly example really. I find a Spider in the Bath and it freezes when I see it. I "tell" it to go away pretty quick and it does it´s like magic. I would never kill a Spider on purpose and I always try to get it onto a plastic shovel and put it safely outside as my Sons and Husband would flatten the poor thing right away. It very often gets onto the Shovel and I run like mad to put it out on to the Window Sill. I think that they are all smart in their own way even if they cannot cooperate with us how we would like them to. Way of the World I suppose.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
12 Mar 11
I call that desire a wish to return to Eden, where we & the animals fully understood one another. Still, what with several varieties of animals now known to understand & "speak" sign language--albeit on a rudimentary basis--perhaps we can regain at least part of that understanding. Don't forget Koko the gorilla, who was able to adopt a kitten...& name it! ("All Ball"), an ability once thought to be solely humanity's province! Maggiepie "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." ~ Jules Renard, author (1864-1910)