04/09/2014 03:52 pm ET

How Smart Are Animals? 'NOVA' Series Aims To Find Out

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When animals do things we see as clever, is it the result of instinct, training, observation, a combination of those, or something else entirely? The three-part “NOVA” series “Inside Animal Minds,” premiering on PBS on April 9, seeks to answer that intriguing question as it puts animal intelligence to the test and reveals that they’re more like humans than we think.

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