Thursday, March 19, 2009
Most Intelligent Animals
Dr. Jane Goodall
An animal behaviorist known the world over for her research on chimpanzee behavior is Dr. Jane Goodall. She's spent a lifetime studying animals and is one of the foremost authorities in conservation and environmental issues. Jane will be 75 on April 3, and still actively pursues her passion. She'll be in St. Louis to lecture at Washington University this month, but alas, I have no ticket to attend!
Last year Jane did an article for USA Today where she chooses what she believes to be the five most intelligent animals in the world. Her list includes the following:
1. Great Apes
2. Whales and dolphins
5. Dogs and cats
Her explanation and a couple of short videos are truly must-sees. Check out the post on village of joy.
I especially love the parrot video. Is he smart or what?