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Crows Using Tools

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http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/data/crow/index.html

"In the experiments, a captive female crow, confronted with a task that required a curved tool (retrieving a food-containing bucket from a vertical pipe), spontaneously bent a piece of straight wire into a hooked shape -- and then repeated the behavior in nine out of ten subsequent trials."

Target page includes link to downloadable video clip. Amazin'.

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Well no wonder. The study focused on New Caledonian crows, much smarter than Old Caledonian crows.

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