AUG 26, 2019 5:52 PM PDT

Crows Are Incredibly Smart Birds

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

Many people don’t realize it, but animals can be particularly intelligent when it comes to matters of problem-solving.

In this video, we see a lone crow’s intellect being put to the test. The bird must use a short stick to snag three small stones out of cages, then drop those stones onto a weight-sensitive plate to disperse a longer stick, and then use that longer stick to fish a tasty treat out of a tight space; in that order.

The crow had been previously trained to perform these tasks with food as a reward, but only one-by-one. In this demonstration, the crow combines the tasks into one to achieve a greater reward.

At first, the crow appears to struggle with the process, but after taking a moment to think about the tools at hand, the crow appears to figure out what he must do to win the food.

About the Author
Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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