Also, I'm not sure if you're catching to this, but this is THE MOST IMPORTANT NEWS IN THE WORLD. Granted, they are at a caveman stage in life, but we now share the planet with bonafide intelligent lifeforms. They were a handful of sentient beings (They can recognise themselves in a mirror) and now they use Tools. Which makes them, fundamentally, Equal to us.
And now, to see if anyone will catch on to this, we need to draw up laws that protect them as "Fellow Earthlings"
I think this is important news, yes. However, it was already well known that primates did this so..... If you mean it is important in the hopes that it will propel people to pass environmentally friendly laws I agree with that.
actually, dolphins are mammals, but i know you guys knew that already. and its been know they are pretty friggin smart. so are apes and monkeys. and what about parrots? some say the only mimic while others say think actually understand the meanings of the words they speak. oh yeah and squids and octopus are friggin smart too.
too bad animals arent smart enough to make guns and kill themselves. that way, they can be smart like humans too.