A battery of tests examining intelligence in chimps found that some consistently score better than others.
One chimp in particular, an adult female named Natasha, scored far better than other chimps was classified as being “exceptional.” No one factor seems to affect intelligence, but instead multiple skills could explain why certain chimps seem smarter.
Certain apes appear to be much smarter than others, with at least one chimpanzee now characterized as being “exceptional” when compared to other chimps.
The standout chimp, an adult female in her 20′s named Natasha, scored off the charts in a battery of tests. The findings, published in the latest Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, suggest that geniuses exist among non-humans, but that no one attribute constitutes intelligence.
Instead, a perfect storm of abilities seems to come together to create the Einsteins of the animal kingdom. Natasha’s keepers at the Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda knew she was special even before the latest study.
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