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lunes, 20 de agosto de 2018

How smart animals are!!!

Animals are really intelligent, but how intelligent they are. Probably more than what we think.

 

     Top ten smartest animals    


Here are some articles to read and amazing videos to watch:

 

A Crow named 007 - Intelligence of animals - BBC Episode 2


And... How does a chimp wash its hands?   &   CNN Amazing Animals Lemurs are incredibly intelligent


José Miguel's contribution (1º Bach A):   How smart are dolphins? by Lori Marino


What is for you the most intelligent animal?



Here's a listening exercise to do: How intelligent is the octopus? (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)


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26 comentarios:

  1. Animals are really intelligence but we underestimate the intelligence of animals because people think that humans are the most intelligence and the other animals are stupid but the animals have a good intelligence.

    According to a new report, chickens appear to be much more intelligent than previously thought, with better numeracy and spatial awareness skills than young children. Also, We know that flies can remember their destination , even when a distraction is put in their path. Researchers have found that fish can be trained to associate a sound with feeding times, and even remember this when released into the wild.

    Sheep have been found to be far more intelligent than their unfair reputations suggest. In a series of tests involving learning how to get food from differently coloured buckets and recognising different shapes, carried out by researchers at Cambridge University, sheep performed as well as monkeys, and better than rodents. Sheep have also been found to recognise and remember the faces of 50 individual fellow sheep, as well as human faces.

    Some experiments of scientists and biologists have discovered that the octopus is one of earth´s smartest although it is a animal that people think that haven´t got intelligence. Octopuses are so smart they tip-toe around awkwardly on the ocean floor hoarding coconut shells to later build themselves a fort to defend themselves from predators, a new Australian study has found.

    Patricia Rodríguez Martín 2ºbach A

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  2. I think the animals are very inteligent but sometimes they look silly. Sometimes even the most unusual animal can surprise you for example Some time ago I saw a video of young people training a bee to do simple excercises.The bee was tying to find te most eficient form to complete the excercises.That video was incredible and it shows us that all the animals are inteligents

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  3. The human being is an animal, and what we call "animals" they think and they are intelligent, but in their own way and in their environment, whether hunting, looking for food, escaping, exploring, caring, etc.
    That is to say, that within their possibilities, not like humans, but they have their intelligence.
    There is no specific discipline that studies animal intelligence.
    Many have special abilities that allow them to function in their habitat.
    Elephants, dolphins, parrots, crows and other birds and non-human mammals, for example, solve problems much better than other animals.

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  5. We think that animals most stupids are pigs,chickens and sheeps but in this article they show us that it's not how we think.



    The article says that the chickens has sensory capacities, think, apply logic, etc.
    There are people that had been studying orangutans how apes build nests in trees.
    Sheeps are learning how to get food from buckets of colours and recognising diferent shapes and diferent faces
    People found pigs and some monkeys that could use a mirror to find a bowl of food


    I can´t give my opinion because i don´t watch this behaviors in the animals, but I think that it´s amazing

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  7. I think that animals are the best friend of man, like for example the dog, it is an animal that is always there and although it does not look like it, it makes a lot of company.
    There are many types of animals and in my opinion there are some who are more intelligent than others such as, for example, the dog, the horse ... they are intelligent animals but the pig, the rooster ... they aren´t.

    Nuria Díaz Ruiz 3 ESO A

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  9. You can think that animals are stupid, but it is not correct
    For example the birds can remember their destination, fish can associate sound with feeding time, In the case of sheep we know fom test than they can find food from differently coloured buckets and recognise different shapes like monkeys or rodents, pigs are intelligents too they can find bowl of food that has been hidden.
    An article talks about how smart octopus are, sometimes We think that is a silly animal but is not true, Scientist were under water for two hours more or less and they could see how the octopus used its tentaclus and it was very interesting.
    Moreover animals are human's best friends. Almost everyone would like to have a pet in his house.

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  10. Animal intelillent has bien seen since chilhood because I hace grow up with they. For example my grnadparents has a dog ,and airways go with my grandmother to buy but one day the dog go with my grandparent to an richard and this day gave jim heart attack.

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  11. A lot of peopoe thinks that animals are just to make company to people but, is this true?

    No, it isn’t. Sometimes we can think that animals are stupid, however, most of them are really intelligent!
    For example, the smartest animals of the world are the chimpanzees, and they are really similar to humans. They can walk upright on two legs if they choose and they also use tools.
    Another animal that is very intelligent is the octopus. They tip-toe around the ocean and they collect rests of coconuts to make a shelter, and with it, they can be safe from the depredators. That’s amazing!
    In my opinion, animals are really intelligent and i would like to have a pet.

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  12. I think that animals are the best friend of man that although they do not know how to speak they notice when they are wrong and they are always with you to give you a smile, nowadays many people have animals and they are the most important things in life for them. There are animals that are smarter than others like dogs that are the best for my opion.

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  15. There are a lot of animal on Earth, each one is different from the other, with its own features and problems. Supposedly, the human is the most intelligent creature in the world, but it doesn´t mean that the other creatures are silly. There are a lot of animals that are very intelligent, the most intelligent animal is the dolphin, but others like monkeys are very intelligent ,too. There are animals that don´t stand out for their intelligence, like the dog, which stands out for its loyalty, or the eagles, which stands out for their excellent vision. So, not all the animals aren´t as intelligent as humans, they stand out for other skills that humans don´t have like flying, living in the water or jumping , finally, everyone has an amazing skill.

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  16. I think animals are very inteligent but sometimes they look silly. Sometimes even the most unusual animal can surprise you for example one month ago I saw a video of young people training a bee to do simple excercises.The bee was tying to find te most eficient form to complete the excercises.That video was incredible and it shows us that all the animals are incredible.

    Natalia López Carrascosa 3ºA

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  17. in all the world there are a lot of differents animals some are microscopic and others are big.
    Each animal is different from any other and each animal have got differents "abilitys" for example giraffes have got a long neck with which they can eat the leaves of tall trees, the lions have got long caws and a big strong mouth to hunt animals below them in the food chain.
    Also animals can do things that the humans cant do for example the birds can fly the fishes can grab the oxigen from water etc...

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  18. I think that animals are human´s best friends. If you think about it, nearly everybody has an animal in his house. It's pretty cool having one with you, also if it's a dog! I have a little one.

    I love them, also when I was a child. I used to go to a friend's house only to play with his beautiful dog. Now it's not necessary because I have one. She doesen't eats a lot, but she runs! When we play, we make a race and she's always the winner.

    I used to have a little turtle and it also ran a lot, but it doesen't ran as fast as my dog. I also have lots of birds in my rooftop. I have a lots of cages with them in. There are all tipe of bird colours. Some are white, some are red, and there are a lot more.

    As you can see, nearly everyone love pets and animals. ALSO ME!

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  19. We ussually think, that other animals are stupid,but some animals are surprisingly smarted as I can read in the articles, they can take puzzles for get food, also they can do the same thinks as us .They can use complex ways to communicate themselves with sounds and gestures.Others live in groups have a hierarchy like wolves, lions or apes.

    Even the size of the brain isn´t all, for example dophins´ brain it´s double as our, but we are smarter than they, that is because our brain it´s almost fully of neurons, but dolphins´ have too much brain mass. but dolphins are still one of the most intelligent animals that we know coulding be able to understand humans.

    I think have that intelligent because that was the only way to survive, an exemple of this can be that the predators are usually smater than the preys you have only to look to ourselves

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  20. Today there are many people who have a pet in their house such as the dog or cat that are the most common.

    There are people who think that animals or pets are useless, but on the contrary they are very intelligent, in fact the most intelligent animal is the chimpanzee, although there are also dogs, cats, etc.

    In addition, animals today are used for many things since they are very clever, such as dogs that are used by the police, there are also animals that can serve as transport such as the horse

    salvador pretel

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  21. Nowadays, humans believe they are much smarter than all the animals on the planet, but according to new studies, animals are smarter than we think. Do you think that in the future animals will have more intelligence than humans? What animals do you think are the most intelligent?

    According to a new report, chickens are much smarter than previously thought and have better calculation and awareness skills than young children. Besides, the studies that have been done in the last 20 years have confirmed their sensory abilities, their ability to think, make inferences, apply logic and plan ahead.

    In addition, sheep are much smarter than we thought because according to a series of tests they can learn to obtain food from cubes of different colors and recognize different shapes. It has also been discovered that sheep recognize and remember the faces of 50 individual sheep or even human faces.

    Besides, according to a study published by Cambridge researchers in 2009, pigs could use a mirror to find a plate of food that had been hidden like monkeys. Researchers have discovered that fish can be trained to associate a sound with feeding times. Other researchers discovered while studying orangutans in Indonesia, that apes build very complex nests in trees, using many types of specially chosen materials.

    To sum up, many studies say that animals are much smarter than we thought. In addition, I think that humans are not born intelligent, therefore, we learn as we grow. So, I think that if humans teach animals from birth to make actions, they would be smarter.

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  22. I like animals , they are beautiful and some are big and others are small , my favourite animal in the world is the dog , they are good animals , they are excellent animal , I have got one dog its name is Nevado , it is cool , big , and a excellent dog … but my favourite animal in the water are sharks , they are predator animals , are very fierce , they are very big and long .
    I AM CARLOS 1 ESO A .

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  24. Sometimes we think that animals are stupid and not too smart . Also the ones we don´t treat so well are actually , the most smart , like pigs or chickens . But ,what if animals were not so different from humans in intelligence ? .

    According to a study , chickens are much more intelligent than we thought because they have better numeracy and spatial awareness skills than us and also they have the ability to think and apply logic. In addition ,a fish for example , can be trained to associate a sound with feeding times, that´s crazy !.

    Something very curious is that a sheep can recognize their food with different colours and shapes and also they can remember the faces of 50 fellow sheep and human faces too . So , it is obious that animals have more inteligence than we thought .

    To sum up , we should´t question the intelligence of animals because it can alter the way people think about them .

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  25. I have never thought what the most intelligent animal is. After I watched the video of the crow and read the articles on the Alberto's sites, I remmenbered that once I watched a video about dolphins' intelligence. This video talks about dolphins and how their brains are very similar to human's. The video is: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-smart-are-dolphins-lori-marino

    The video starts talking about the evolution of mammals in the sea and how they turned from being grand and silly animals into animals with less teeth and more brain. Some of the most interesting data is the practices of cooperation to hunt fish. They take different roles such as net-maker and hunter. Dolphins are able to create a plan in group and also to make life together with other dolphins. Another interesting point is their language comprehension. It is really fascinating how animals can understand human language and signals. Lastly, I found really impressive their senses of empathy, altruism and attachment. I thought that these senses were only present in human beings. However, the fact that they are also present in dolphins make me think of how intelligent these creatures are.

    To sum up, dolphins are the second most intelligent animals after human beings.Aditionally, I also think that knowing about dolphins' feelings and keeping them in zoos is not so ethical. As we, human beings, wouldn't like to be taken away from our family, I believe that dolphins do not like it either.


    José Miguel Albertus Béjar

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  26. I had never thought about which is the most intelligent animal. Later, I watched the video of the crow and read the articles on Albert's post and I remenbered that once I watched a video about dolphins' intelligence. This video talks about dolphins and how their brains are very similar to the human brain. The video is: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-smart-are-dolphins-lori-marino

    The video starts talking about the evolution of mammals in the sea and how they turned from being grand and silly animals into animals with fewer teeth and more brain. Some of the most interesting data is the practices of cooperation to hunt fish. They take different roles such as net-maker and hunter. Dolphins are able to create a plan in group and also to make life together with other dolphins. Another interesting point is their language comprehension. It is really fascinating how animals can understand human language and signals. Lastly, I found really impressive their senses of empathy, altruism and attachment. I thought that these senses were only present in human beings. However, the fact that they are also present in dolphins make me think of how intelligent these creatures are.

    To sum up, dolphins are the second most intelligent animals after human beings.Aditionally, I also think that knowing about dolphins' feelings and keeping them in zoos is not so ethical. As we, human beings, wouldn't like to be taken away from our family, I believe that dolphins do not like it either.

    José Miguel Albertus Béjar

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