9 Animal Species Who Are Probably Smarter - Page 5 of 9 - 9facts

9 Animal Species Who Are Probably Smarter

#5. Squirrels

Squirrels - 9 Animal Species Who Are Probably Smarter

If you’ve ever second-guessed yourself while trying to remember an online account password, know that you have stooped to sub-squirrel intelligence. According to a Princeton University study, grey squirrels are capable of remembering where thousands of nuts are buried—for months at a time. They’ll even use subterfuge to trick would-be nut takers; in a 2010 study, squirrels who knew they were being watched dug fake caches for their nuts, making a show of digging holes and patting them over with dirt while hiding their precious nuts under their armpits or in their mouth until they could find a more suitable hiding spot elsewhere. Source

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