A female chimpanzee called Natasha has demonstrated an abnormally high level of intelligence and skill.
Regarded as a genius among primates, Natasha gained considerable publicity for managing to successfully escape her enclosure on numerous occasions despite it being surrounded by an electric fence. The chimpanzee prodigy managed to determine that by throwing a branch at the fence and observing the sparks she was able to tell when it was disabled.
Experts have conducted numerous intelligence experiments and have been impressed by her performance in all of them. The results have been cited as evidence that the concept of a 'genius' is not limited to humans, individual animals have the potential to demonstrate superior intelligence as well.
"Certain apes appear to be much smarter than others, with at least one chimpanzee now called "exceptional" when compared to other chimps."
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Source: Discovery News
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