In the past month my colleagues around the globe have shared a remarkable mpeg and video highlighting the intelligence of animals, for example a singing whale and a talking elephant.
It should therefore be no surprise that baboons are also very intelligent since they share at least 95 percent genetic similarities with humans.
It turns out that baboons are helping educators understand the cause(s) of dyslexia. Dyslexia occurs when the brain does not recognize and process certain symbols, making learning to read very difficult.
Baboons recently left scientists spellbound as they correctly recognized written words. Baboons do not read, nor do they speak English or any other human language, but these primates are significantly smarter than scientists previously thought.