Uncommon Animal Awesomeness Of The Day: Tool Crows

Check out this great NYTimes article on New Caledonian crows, “renowned for their toolmaking skills:”

In the complexity, fluidity and sophistication of their tool use, their ability to manipulate and bird-handle sticks, leaves, wires, strings and any other natural or artificial object they can find into the perfect device for fishing out food, or fishing out second-, third- or higher-order tools, the crows have no peers in the nonhuman vivarium, and that includes such textbook dexterous smarties as elephants, macaques and chimpanzees.

Also definitely worth checking out—Josh Klein on the intelligence of corvids at TED:

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