How much, really, are we "better" than animals when it comes to intelligence?
All animals, primates especially, are able to communicate with each other, presumably at the level of difficulty required for the interactions they have.
Many - again, primates especially - are able to use tools, or utilise the environment, to meet their needs.
All are capable of creating or finding shelter that meets their needs, of finding and obtaining food and drink.
Where humans appear to be superior to the average ape is in two respects - of advanced tool construction and use, and in the ability to articulate and discuss concepts. If the ape has everything it needs for happiness and comfort, what need does it have of an electronic gizmo?
And given that we have only the most rudimentary ability to understand the communications of animals (as opposed to understanding of the gross responses those animals give to certain apparent communications), can we really be that confident that the two gorillas snuffling at each other are not, in fact, the ape equivalents of Socrates and Plato?