Considering how much we've built over the course of human existence, it's easy to get a little arrogant.
We may not be the only beings on this planet with opposable thumbs and the ability to use tools, but nobody else has found a way to pass on what they learned like us. Every day, we can look around and see what that combined knowledge has brought us.
And yet, if one of us were to wake up in front of a very angry tiger, one bet on who wins out in that encounter seems a lot safer than the other. There may be some people who could immediately react, but most of us would be out of the picture before we even realized what just happened to us.
Because as we're about to see, what animals lack in written language, they more than make for in sharp instinct and the will to survive.