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"New Caledonian crows are among only a handful of species on the planet that have been shown to use tools. They use twigs to fish out beetle larvae from dead trees. Reporting in Science, Christian Rutz and colleagues explore why the birds evolved to have this rare trait."

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Amelia's picture
Amelia says:

This is really fascinating. It was particularly interesting to see that a crow, isolated in a lab, would use a tool--but not, at least in the case shown, to be rewarded with food. I know at the end of the video the narrator notes we shouldn't equate tool use with intelligence, but what does tool use among crows indicate when it doesn't secure food? Curiosity? Boredom and a desire for play? Or might the crow have been hungry and thought it was going to get a treat at the bottom of that glass?

posted on Sat, 09/18/2010 - 8:21am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

how neat

posted on Fri, 11/26/2010 - 12:13pm
Drew S 23's picture
Drew S 23 says:

Thats what i said COOL!!!!!

posted on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 1:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Crows are amazing. Not only can they use tools, they can recognize faces too!

posted on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 6:14pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

cool birds

posted on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 5:45pm
Dorito77's picture
Dorito77 says:

The video was interesting, however, I was very bored and had lots of questions

posted on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:23pm
kykee's picture
kykee says:

i thought it was cool but still after i had some questions.

posted on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 3:59pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

wow thats neat

posted on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 3:56pm
tj's picture
tj says:

I am all that is man

posted on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 12:29pm
Lucas S. Kroll's picture
Lucas S. Kroll says:

Well thats pretty cool and birds are 1 of my favorite types of animals.

posted on Sat, 04/30/2011 - 2:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

amazing how crows can create just a thing! Animals these days are finding alternatives to find food which is really smart of them.

posted on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 5:10pm
Gravy Crow Princess's picture
Gravy Crow Princess says:

I happen to love crows lots they are my favorite animal ever!!!! They are so smart <3

posted on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 1:42pm
gabrielle's picture
gabrielle says:

crows can be smart birds, i know that if you train a crow when its a baby you can teach it how to talk!

posted on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:07pm
Batman's picture
Batman says:

just think what we could build using our full brain capacity! someday things we dreamed of will be possible!

posted on Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:21pm
CoolGuy's picture
CoolGuy says:

yeah we are only using 9% of our brains' full function

posted on Sat, 08/15/2015 - 4:34pm

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