Animal Behavior

Rats Are Smarter Than You Think

04/09/2014

Rat Flickr Rebecca LaiRats get a bad rap, but they are actually fairly intelligent animals. This video shows just how smart and trainable rats really are. Incidentally, domestic rats like these are desceneded from Norway rats, the most common "city rat" species, found across the world. It's no wonder they've been so successful when you see what the rats in the video below are capable of doing.

 

Photo by Rebecca Lai via Flickr Creative Commons. 


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