Many people believe that humans represent the pinnacle of evolution, but that’s only if you don’t include cats. Just because people can open cans with their thumbs and invent the Internet to share cat videos doesn’t make them smarter than anything else.

That’s why Kristyn Vitale, a cat cognition researcher and animal behaviorist at Unity College, is excited that a cat named Ebisu can imitate the actions of her owner under controlled scientific conditions.  

Claudia Fugazza, an ethologist at Eötvös Loránd University, says only dolphins, parrots, apes, and killer whales have so far been shown to imitate people, but now cats can do it as well, which means cats may be evolving to become smarter than the human race.

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