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Animal intelligence

Animals are living organisms who have specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli. Humans are also animals but superior than others. However, other animals benefit us in many ways. They are our friends, our fashion accessories, our entertainment, food and our victims. This essay will be focus on the topic of animal intelligent VS animal instinct using relevant examples. The example will further look into the different disagreement presented on this issue.

Judging intelligence and other mental skills in animals is usually a difficult task. When examining animals, we should test them in situation that have meaning for their lives, not ours and not just look to see how much they resemble us. We like to know how close animals are to humans- Do they think like us? Do they have the capacity to solve the problems like us? Some of them may have an intelligent. Some researchers say that apes have shown intelligence to us, i.e. their mental processes are similar to ours. This is no wonder because they are our closet biological relatives. In addition, bird species such as parrot and pigeons also have intelligence like some parrots can talk some words. Moreover dolphins and killer whales can perform spectacular feats at marine parks.

There are many controversies about the animal intelligence. Some people disagree with intelligence. They observe that animals have instinct rather than intelligence and also they state that we cannot say animals are intelligent when a chimp raise a cub. It is just an instinct. On the other hand, scientists believe that animals have intelligent behavior because they have been tested in many ways. They have trained animals to do specific tasks or tricks but sometimes animals can do the things that were not being taught to them. Scientists judge that it is a form of intelligence. I…...

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