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How smart are birds? Watch this crow solve 8 complex puzzles

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By Ian Andrew Ian Andrew |

This wild crow, nicknamed 007, easily completed one of the most complex tests of the animal mind. The setup is that the bird only has ready access to a small stick, and a piece of food is stuck in an area that the stick won’t reach. After inspecting the setup, 007 uses a short stick to gather enough pebbles to weight down and release a larger stick which can be used to reach the food.

Crows don’t get a lot of credit, but once you see this video you’ll probably think otherwise when one flies by you.

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Originally spotted on Sploid


Located in Toronto, Ontario, Ian is the co-founder and managing editor of Greener Ideal.

  • B. Jerew

    Wow, I think I need to hire this crow. He’s smarter than I am!