Originally Posted by InfiniteEclipse
Dolphins are self-aware, just off the top of my head
... in as much as they know they are looking at themselves, whilst in front of a mirror. the same can be said of the great apes and killer whales.
but this doesn't go to the extent that they are aware of their own mortality and are therefore free of speculating what lies beyond this life and whether there is 'purpose' (or porpoise bahahaa) to it all.
But... 'so long and thanks for all the fish!'