Your cart is currently empty!
- Crows and other corvids are intelligent birds that use tools to solve problems and forage for food.
- New Caledonian crows, in particular, have been shown to possess problem-solving skills that rival those of 5 to 7-year-old children.
- In experiments, these crows have been able to use tools to obtain treats that were otherwise out of reach, and they can even build compound tools with multiple parts.
- They have also demonstrated an ability to plan for the future, choosing tools that will help them obtain rewards later on.
- While crows and other corvids are not mammals, they possess a level of intelligence that is similar to that of some of the most intelligent mammals, such as primates and orcas.
- Researchers are interested in understanding how bird intelligence is wired and whether it is different from mammalian intelligence.
- Crows and other corvids have been observed to recognize faces and hold grudges, indicating that they possess a level of social intelligence that is unusual for birds.
- While crows are known for their intelligence, they still struggle with certain types of tasks, such as understanding the difference between a wide and narrow tube.
- Overall, the intelligence of crows and other corvids challenges our assumptions about which animals are the smartest and raises questions about the nature of intelligence itself.
Join 20,000+ parents and educators
To get the FREE science newsletter in your inbox!