Check out the research that shows baboons can do the first step in reading-identifying recurring patterns and picking out real words.
With training, six of the test baboons were right 75 percent of the time.
Researchers aren't looking to see how smart the animals are, but rather, to figure out how a brain learns to read. They say, the study shows the early steps in reading are more instinctive than scientists first thought.
Read more about the study here and see one money perform the test.