Who’s smarter: a dog or a dolphin? An elephant or an ape? Tonight on Inside Animal Minds: Who’s the Smartest?, scientists get to the bottom of the question. The show is the last of the Inside Animal Minds series on Think Wednesdays and airs at 9 p.m. on GPB.
By the way you can watch it online tomorrow on this page below.
Some scientists believe that relationships make creatures - including humans - clever. That dolphin is a smarty pants because it recruits friends to stir up muddy water in order to catch fish.
Scientists also investigate whether apes have a justice system or dogs feel empathy.
A study recently debunked the belief that dogs are ashamed when they are scolded for bad behavior. But last week’s episode of Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Senses showed that dogs “feel” through their senses.
Could that be how they experience empathy or sadness even?