From apes that build tools to help them hunt prey to parrots that can communicate using human words, the animal kingdom is filled with species of startling intelligence. Readers will get a close look at some of the smartest animals in the world. They will also learn how this intelligence benefits animals in the wild, how scientists conduct tests to study animal intelligence, and how brain structure can affect how smart an animal is.
Franchino is a freelance writer and has worked for varied groups as educational toy companies, greeting card companies, and universities. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.