• Question: what is the smartest animal?

    Asked by Clodagh to Kieran on 7 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Kieran

      Kieran answered on 7 Nov 2018:

      Oh a tough one Clodagh. How will we define smart? Biggest brain or most neurons or best at crosswords?

      Chickens have a very small brain but can do most things we can do…honestly!

      I guess primates have to be the smartest as we can self reflect and anticipate outcomes of our actions but humans still do some really silly things, like remove vast amounts of rainforest!