12 of the Smartest Animals on the Planet

12. Rats

Rats are universally seen as disgusting, disease infested gutter dwellers, roaming through the sewers living in garbage, only leaving their subterranean lairs to search for food. Really, that wouldn’t be an entirely false depiction; rats did cause the plague after all. Along with their less than reputable reputation, rats are also rather intelligent, particularly when it comes to their adaptability. Rats can, and will, live anywhere and make it work. Furthermore, rats also possess extremely strong long term memories, making their ability to find and store food repeatedly, exceptional.
12. Rats