If Humanity fails, which species is next in line to be the dominant species on Earth?
I propose the pig. They're highly intelligent. Some say more intelligent than dogs, and almost as intelligent as apes. Genetically, pigs are almost as close relatives to humans as apes are. They're social animals as well. Pigs are omnivores, and can adapt to pretty much any evironment. Ever seen a feral pig? Those were domestic pigs, and didn't come with a coat and tusks. As farm animals, they're domestic everywhere on the planet - the perfect starting position for world domination. Pigs are easy breeders, and their population will exponentially grow in size, if unopposed. So yeah, if humanity fails, the post apocalyptic survivors will have to keep their eyes out for the evolution of the pig. The über-pig is bound to usurp our reign!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Nonsense! Rise of the Planet of the Hog, more like. What say you?