You want to get out of the room, and the only way is through the door; and for that, you have to be able to turn the doorknob. Instead of hands, you have paws that are ideally unsuited for getting a grip on a large, round, smooth metal object. What to do?
Watch this cat as he figures it out. I think it’s clear he understands that he has to turn the knob–but how can he do that?
Animals are way smarter than we think.