Incredible abilities of animals

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh
The gentle genius of bonobos

Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology — and how much by cultural exposure. Especially the remarkable intelligence of the Bonobo, but all presentations are astounding.

Anyone see the Bonobo fashion a knife frop chipping rocks, then using it to cut buffalo hide, to reach his reward.
Is there any doubt that chimpanzees are very intelligent and especially the Bonobo, whao also happens to be the most peaceful and lovingly gregarius of the Hominid species.
Truly a remarkable look back into the early history of mankind.

One learned spoken English, the use of expressive and receptive rudimentary textual behavior, and how to make a campfire, and how to play pacman, and how to enjoy musical instruments, and to make a stone tool. Their language with each other is probably more complex than we would tend to think.
Their exposure to humans should remain limited lest they learn other human capacities such as terrorizing, dominating, enslaving, and murdering members of their own species.

A number of animals use tools - ravens, crows, apes, and even otters. Animals can be cruel too - like orcas playing with sea lions. But animals are much more aware and insightful than many people give them credit for. I’m particularly interested in the concept of spirit animals or animal guides. This article talks about dolphin spirit animals. Many psychics say that cetaceans have psychic abilities as dogs and some other animals do. If you think about it, animals are picking up on a lot of stimuli that we humans are not aware of, whether it’s through their sense of taste, hearing, or smell.

As a moderator here, I like to see new people engaging with others in current topics instead of immediately linking to something that might be selling stuff. Especially when it’s a 5 year old thread.