Inside the Animal Mind: Are Animals Intelligent?
Nature Season 18

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"Inside the Animal Mind," a three-part probe of animal intelligence and emotion, begins by pondering the question "Are Animals Intelligent?" The hour is full of examples of rats, elephants and birds using their "mental maps." Also: a dolphin is seen following a command in a way that clearly indicates it understood the command. Meanwhile, an orangutan washes clothes immediately after it sees a person doing the same thing. "Is this just aping," asks narrator Steve Kroft, "or does this animal understand what it is doing?"