This presumes a significant knowledge gap between humans and other animals. It supposes that we are in fact the only species on the planet that engages in reasoned thought and the only species on the planet that creates art and carries out scientific experiments.
Elephants and whales routinely display empathy.
Vogelkop bowerbirds create art displays to woo females, with precise sculptures build not for their structural merits, but their artistic ones.
Many species possess number-like skills and the basis for which humans developed mathematical understanding.
We are not as unique as many believe. Therefore, we do not offer something no other species does, and it would not be a tragedy if we died out.