Are Dolphins Brighter Than Chimpanzees?
Dolphin Brains associated with high intelligence
Dolphins have long been recognised as among the most intelligent of animals but many researchers had placed them below chimps, which some studies have found can reach the intelligence levels of three-year-old children. Recently, however, a series of behavioural studies has suggested that dolphins, especially species such as the bottlenose, could be the brighter of the two. The studies show how dolphins have distinct personalities, a strong sense of self and can think about the future.
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The Times online article refers to the dolphin rescued from the wild who learnt how to tail-walk while recuperating for three weeks in a dolphinarium in Australia. This behaviour was subsequently picked up from her by wild dolphins on her homecoming to the Port River. Billie
is this dolphin and you can read her story
Source: Times Online