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The World's Brainiest Beasts

By Vadim Newquist Sep 24, 2013

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Orangutans

Orangutans, along with its primate cousin the chimpanzee, posses an amazing talent to both imitate and perform human actions. They can be taught new skills such as using a hammer and nail to put things together. They are also masters at understanding their surroundings enough so that they can make preparations to deal with environments as they grow harsher. For years chimps and gorillas were said to be the closest to humans in terms of intelligence, but recent studies have in fact shown that orangutans may surpass them!

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, orangutans, chimps, dolphins

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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