ADVERTISEMENT

5 animals that never forget a thing

These animals have great memory, recall things, events and places and are not forgetful.

Animals with the best memory

You might have heard the saying, ‘An elephant never forgets, but they aren’t the only ones with a great memory in the animal kingdom.

These animals memorise people, places, and events, almost like human beings.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dolphins are extremely intelligent and have great long-term memory. They have a strong social relationship with their family members. Even after being separated for more than two decades, they will recognise their family members. Dolphins keep these relationships alive by memorising their family members' distinct clicking and whistling sounds. They also remember their pods and homes underwater.

Elephants are known for their ability to remember events, places, and people for years with their massive brains and the largest cerebral cortex. They can easily identify family members and map locations, and they can even remember other elephants from their past, even after reuniting after a decade.

ADVERTISEMENT

A group of 20 elephants saved by a man visited the man's house after he died. They are also known to be extremely vengeful creatures; they remember wrongdoing and will avenge themselves.

Chimpanzees have excellent working memory, and studies reveal that they have stronger short-term memory than certain people. A 2007 study found that a baby chimpanzee could memorise numerical sequences in less than a second, beating human rivals. This is because they share DNA with humans and have a high level of intelligence, allowing them to adapt easily to their surroundings.

ADVERTISEMENT

Whales have the best memory because they can recall a lifetime's worth of migratory patterns. A 10-year study discovered that blue whales move by remembering where they got prey rather than using signs from the environment. With a lifespan of 70–80 years, they rely on their memory to hunt food.

Horses have exceptional short- and long-term memory, and they can accurately recall places, events, and people's faces. They have a photographic memory, which allows them to recall commands and perform them for up to 8 years without training. Horses' memory is thought to have originated from their ancestors, who had to travel large distances to acquire food and water.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Myth or fact? A high body count will affect your future marriage - here's the truth

Myth or fact? A high body count will affect your future marriage - here's the truth

Why ancient Africans were naked and didn't care about 'decency'

Why ancient Africans were naked and didn't care about 'decency'

5 signs there are snakes in your backyard

5 signs there are snakes in your backyard

Calypso Coconut Liqueur celebrates World Cocktail Day with Mixologist Aisien

Calypso Coconut Liqueur celebrates World Cocktail Day with Mixologist Aisien

5 unusual animals kept as pets by ancient royalties

5 unusual animals kept as pets by ancient royalties

Why women need to get a pap smear at least once every three years

Why women need to get a pap smear at least once every three years

DIY Recipes: How to make crispy chicken with bread crumbs

DIY Recipes: How to make crispy chicken with bread crumbs

How to safely intervene when witnessing mob violence

How to safely intervene when witnessing mob violence

3 at-home care routines for fresh and healthy feet

3 at-home care routines for fresh and healthy feet

What a man's sitting position says about his character

What a man's sitting position says about his character

Otega Restaurant: A taste of fine dining for all

Otega Restaurant: A taste of fine dining for all

How to go on holiday cheaply? here's what an expert suggests

How to go on holiday cheaply? here's what an expert suggests

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT