However, recent research suggests that dolphins are smarter than chimps.
Popular Science has a recent article on "Animals That Are Smarter Than You Think," posted by Dan Nosowitz. He is associate editor of PopSci.com. Some of the unexpected ones include:
Mosquito fish: can count. I had them in my aquarium as a child. In Hawaii, they were known as medaka, which I just learned today is a Japanese name. I've now graduated to colorful guppies in my water lilly tubs.
Vampire bat: share food, in the form of blood with neighbors. They keep track of who shared with whom.
Anole: might be smarter than many birds. Wait a minute, isn't this that GEICO Gekko? It turns out that they are not of the same species.
Honey Bee: has a complex social structure and a dance that tells others where to find nectar. It recognizes patterns.
I don't want to show a photo because I hate them (I'll someday report on 1000th large roach I caught in the Hoy Hoy traps I have been using), but it was reported by Japanese researchers that they were smarter than dogs. Click on that link and it will show you how to kill roaches. However, be warned that there is a large cockroach on that page. On the plus side, North Carolina State University has outfitted the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach with electronic devices and a camera to search for people trapped in a collapsed building. Interesting, but this roach does not bother me:
Typhoon Bopha (known as Pablo in the Philippines) at 145 MPH (gusts of 175 MPH), shows a latest track slightly south of Manila. But anything can happen in two days.