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Super Smart Animals Episode 1 of 2

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.

Liz 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.

Prepare to be amazed, entertained and even outwitted by the world's Super Smart Animals.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 1 Jul 2012 18:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterLiz Bonnin
Series ProducerJo Shinner
DirectorSimon Bell
Production ManagerWendhy Sierra
Production AssistantSarah Walker
Assistant ProducerGiles Badger
Assistant ProducerSophie Lanfear
ParticipantJohn Humphrys