6 Elephants : Elephants are among the smartest animals and have displayed interesting and unique behaviour. Elephants have the ability to recognise themselves in a mirror something few animals can do. They have als been observed to use tools. They can create their own tools from things around them, for instance one elephant was observed modifying a branch and using it as a fly swatter. Elephants could have cognitive maps which allows them to remember large spaces over extensive periods of time. This could explain the common belief that elephants have great memories. It’s unknown how many emotions elephants can feel. It’s been observed that elephants will try to help a dying or dead elephant which could show feelings of empathy but this may not be the case.