So Long and Thanks for All The Fish

Dolphins talk to each other in complete sentences.

One of the key ‘Science Fiction’ themes in my Singularity’s Children series, is that animals are much smarter than we generally assume. 
Teach a parrot to talk and it has surprisingly clever things to say. 
It seems unfair that an animal has to first learn our language before sitting its IQ test.
I am convinced that animals will sound smarter in their own languages, just as my kids tell me I come across as a dimwit when I speak in German.