Season 1, Episode 1

Betty White's Smartest Animals in America

Betty White is on a mission to prove that animals are a lot smarter than we ever realised. From the biggest brains to the bird brains, singing swingers to furry psychos. America's comedy sweet heart is going to show you animal intelligence in a way you've never seen it before.
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Koko the Gorilla and Betty White

The two met in 2006 and reunited in 2014. Koko, who speaks in sign language, expressed emotions of sadness after watching a touching film.

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Betty White Prompts Bengal Tiger to Stand Up

With a little prompting, the tiger stood on her hind legs so the keepers could collect blood samples and trim her nails.

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Betty White with Primo the Dolphin

Betty White interacts with dolphins at The University of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, CA, as seen on Scripps Network's "Betty White’s Amazing Animals" on June 13, 2014.

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Beverly Hills Teacup Pig Sir Francis Bacon

Betty met teacup pig Sir Francis Bacon in Beverly Hills.

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Micro-Mini and Teacup "Pixie" Piglets Sleeping

Unlike dogs, pigs recognize themselves in the mirror. At just 10 weeks old, pigs can identify the reflection of a bowl of food, and then navigate around an obstacle to reach the food.

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Msholo and Two Other African Elephants

African Elephants during filming of GAC's series Betty White's Smartest Animals in America at the San Diego Safari Park on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Escondido, California, USA.

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Hobbs the New Zealand Kea Parrot, San Diego Zoo

Although Hobbs' brain is the size of a walnut, his species is one of the smartest animals in America. Some experts say Keas are as smart as a 4-year-old child.

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Betty White Cuddles Teacup Pig

As seen on GAC's series Betty White's Smartest Animals in America, host Betty White (left) and pig breeder Tammy Carlson talk about how intelligent pigs are after some of Tammy's teacup pigs figured out a maze in Beverly Hills, California. A total of six pigs were divided into two groups: one group had spent time with a mirror in their pen, the other had not. Betty White was on hand to see which group navigated the maze, which incorporated a mirror, fastest.

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Betty White With Pixie Pigs and Breeder

With a little prompting, the tiger stood on her hind legs so the keepers could collect blood samples and trim her nails.

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Benzy the Honey Badger at San Diego Safari Park

Kim Caldwell, Animal Trainer, walks with a honey badger during filming of GAC's series Betty White's Smartest Animals in America at the San Diego Safari Park on June 9, 2014 in Escondido, Calif.

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