You may have read about a parrot who had 100 words in his vocabulary and great apes who speak sign language. Pigs are said to be as smart as dogs. Sheep recognize and remember the faces of 50 other sheep. A documentary on ravens shows us their intelligence. Dolphins are creative, cats are adaptable, elephants exhibit self-awareness, and other animals show their smarts as well. And now we find out that goats are smarter than we thought. As we learn more about the animals in our midst, we might just come to realize they are their own “persons” and deserve to be left to their own lives. Now, wouldn’t that show just how smart we humans are? For when you think about it…animals, including humans, are smart!