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Super Smart Animals

Super Smart Animals is a two-part BBC documentary series presented by Liz Bonnin, revealing that animals are a lot smarter than we thought. For centuries, the idea of intelligent animals struck most people as ridiculous. But not any more - the latest science reveals that animals are a lot smarter than we thought. From skateboarding dogs to chimp maths geniuses, Liz Bonnin embarks on a worldwide search for the planet's most intelligent animals, devising some ingenious IQ puzzles and even putting herself to the test to find out.

Super Smart Animals, Part 1
Liz Bonnin gets creative with dolphins, shares a eureka moment with orangutans and defends the reputation of the human race when she goes head to head with a chimp genius in a test of maths and memory. There is an octopus escapologist, John Humphrys puts a goldfish through its paces on Mastermind, and Tillman the skateboarding dog wows crowds in Los Angeles.

Super Smart Animals, Part 2
Liz Bonnin meets grey whales with emotions much like our own, unravels how the Caribbean's cleverest monkeys outwit their human neighbours, has a conversation with the world's cleverest chimp, explores how Seattle's crows can hold grudges for years, and discovers that the cleverest dogs can learn over 1,000 words.


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