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8 of the Smartest Animals That Learn Even Faster Than You

Think humans are the smartest animals?

2. Pigs use mirrors
2. Pigs use mirrors
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Pigs may as well be man’s best friend, according to a 2015 paper from the International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

Like dogs, pigs have been shown to understand emotions, demonstrate empathy, solve mazes, learn simple symbolic languages and, most adorably, make best friends.

As some of the smartest animals in the world, the youngest pigs even put our youngest humans to shame.

In an experiment where wee British piglets had to use mirrors to divine the path to a hidden bowl of food, piggies as young as six weeks old learned the concept of reflection within a few hours—a milestone that takes baby humans several months to grasp.



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