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The World's Brainiest Beasts

Bottlenose Dolphins

In terms of brain to body mass ratio, bottlenose dolphins have far and away the largest brains in the animal kingdom. Their advanced communication skills are a wonder that scientists are still struggling to properly comprehend, and they are self aware, capable of recognizing themselves in a mirror, which few species are capable outside of certain primates.

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