It is very shovinistic to tell that because we humans use our brain on higher level, we are doing better thing. Maybe it would be better if we humans only follow instincts and urges, like animals do. Maybe will would be better people (better living species) than we are now.
Animals never try to extinct other complete species, let alone any complete society of its own specie. Something we, humans, regullary do for economic, nationalistic or religious reasons.
Oh, if you look at some of vampire bats and some other animals, there is empathy too. It is not exclusive human's characteristic. We, animals and humans, are much more alike than we humans would like to admit, only we humans have curse of higher evoluted brain.