Crow smarter than chimps?

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Oxford scientists have discovered that a crow called Betty is no bird-brain.

    Betty astonished scientists by deliberately bending a straight wire into a hook and using it to extract food from a container, the journal Science said on Friday.

    The feat, it is said, makes her the first animal other than a human that has shown a clear understanding of cause and effect, and fashioned a tool for a specific task using new materials not encountered in the wild.

    Not even chimpanzees, our closest cousins, have this ability.

    more information here http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/08/09/crow.betty/index.html
     
  2. Silentst2000

    Silentst2000 Can I be cool?

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    I knew those birds were smart but damn....
     
  3. DallasStar

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    Reminds me of an old story that my parents used to tell me when i was a tiny little kid about a bird that put rocks into a jar of water to get it high enough for it to drink :hmm: :lol:
     
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    wish i was that smart
     
  5. e-Seeker

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    Yeah, I've read the article in local newspapers... Which, I might add, is not surprising to me...
    There was a time when I was fascinated with birds, especially with 'predators', such as falcons and eagles (...Bald Eagle!)...
    Did you see how crows get ants out of a lump of wood? They make a tiny hole with their beaks in the wood and stick a small branch inside, and when the ants start climbing up they grad them... Kewl 2 see! :)
     

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