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Some researchers have begun to question the notion that dolphins are the super-intelligent creatures they've been made out to be. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

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Demonstrators at a rally in Tokyo on August 31 protest against the start of Japan's annual dolphin hunt in Taiji. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An elephant at the Emmen, Netherlands, zoo stands at the edge of a ditch in 2009, a day after another elephant fell into the ditch and died. Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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