These African animals believe they can outperform humans when it comes to parade even without a certified commander and they prove themselves in the video below. What you would see in this video is the least of what you would have ever imagined – a New Generation Army. A shepherd has taken his job to the next level by “recruiting” and training a group of animals as a new generation army.
He is leading this dedicated group of animals, presenting a coordinated parade with uniformity and timing. This would have passed as an excerpt from a hilarious Hollywood animal movie except that it happened live in Africa. The 15 seconds video shows a selection of African animals including rams, sheep and a donkey involved in a parade. The parade is led by the shepherd who is closely assisted by a donkey in a quick march and include a salutation before the group finally comes to a halt.
They all seem to know when to start and stop the parade. The video is just one more proof that animals are able to understand and comprehend much more than what we give them credit for. What makes the new generation army even more shocking is the fact that the animals who make up the officers are not especially considered smart animals.
A list of the most intelligent animals in the world includes the following;
1. Chimpanzees: It is said that chimpanzees share about 99 percent of our DNA. They live in social communities and like us can adapt to various environments.
2. Bottlenose Dolphins: These dolphins are able to create their own unique vocal whistle and in that way are able to communicate with each other. They have also been known to catch fish by collaborating with humans.
3. Elephants: They have bigger brains than all other land animals. The cortex of their brains has as many neurons as a human brain. They, therefore, have a really great ability to learn.
4. African Grey Parrots: Actually called the Einsteins of the parrot world. Some studies have shown that birds possess abstract, inferential reasoning abilities.
5. Rats: Rats are actually known to be intelligent. They dream like humans, learn their names and come when they’re called. It has been discovered that rats make decisions based on what they do or do not know.
6. Crows: They are able to solve complex problems even though their brain is about the size of a human thumb. It has been discovered that they can recognize human faces.
7. Dogs: Dogs are the only other animals besides chimps that scientists feel are more like humans. They are considered smart by most humans based on their ability to obey commands. Dogs have emotions, learn tricks, recognize their owners, and they can sense others’ feelings
8. Pigeons: Studies show that pigeons are able to learn abstract mathematical rules, and in fact are the only non-humans other than rhesus monkeys with that particular ability. They are also able to recognize individual people, most likely by their facial characteristics.
9. Pigs: Scientists have found that pigs have excellent long-term memories, solve mazes easily, and can comprehend a simple symbolic language.
10. Octopuses: Octopuses have the largest brains of any invertebrate. It has about 130 million neurons in its brain. Each of its arms has a mind of its own and can do things on its own when cut off.
11. Racoons: Ethologist H.B. David conducted a bizarre study in 1908 that showed that racoons were able to pick complex locks in fewer than 10 attempts, even after the locks were rearranged or flipped upside-down. Other studies from the ’60s to the ’90s found that racoons also boasted an impeccable memory, and were able to recall solutions to tasks for up to three years.
12. Honeybees: The chiefs of “swarm intelligence.” They can have up to 50,000 workers in a single colony coming together to make democratic decisions. When things get too crowded in a particular place, they dance-off to decide on where the colony should build their next hive.
The new generation army in the video above is further evidence that animals are not so much more different than humans. They have the ability to learn and to follow commands. Kudos must also be given to the shepherd who was patient enough to get such a diverse group of animals to cooperate and be involved in the odd parade.