Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Demonstration of Raven's Intelligence

Posted by Kirk Mona
Here's a clip from National Geographic that demonstrates Raven's ability to learn. The public tends to dismiss crows and ravens simply because they are not colorful like parrots. Don't mistake their dull colors for dull brains. Corvids, a group that includes ravens, crows, magpies, jays and others are some of the most intelligent animals on earth. Many of them can recognize themselves in mirrors, imitate speech, solve problems, and learn.

2 comments:

Sharon Parker said...

I've seen this sort of thing before, and it's always fascinating, of course. I have also read that squirrels engage in deceptive food-hiding — pretending to hide it in one place but really hiding it in another.

Brian said...

I'm convinced Corvids are smarter than your average five year old.