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This Chimp Can Solve Puzzles Faster Than You

"...outclassed the very scientists who had set him his intelligence tasks."

Ayumu, an 11-year-old chimpanzee, was raised since birth in captivity in Japan's Kyoto University. Studying and being studied since he was born, this chimp is what some are calling a prodigy that could be one of the greatest animal minds.

He's so good at memory puzzles that he even beats the professors who create the tests for him.

Watch BBC's recent account about the chimp:

The Daily Mail reports that Ayumu is particularly skilled at memorizing numbers and their locations in less than a second. In 2008, he even went up against the British memory champion, Ben Pridmore, and beat him with three times as much skill.

Ayumu was filmed recently as part of the BBC and Discovery Channel's co-production of Super Smart Animals.

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