An article just released by Peter Reull in the Harvard Gazette reports on a study about Crows that has been published in Current Biology by organismic and evolutionary biology graduate student Dakota McCoy. It is widely known that Crows are considered to be among the world’s most intelligent animals. In many recent research studies, Crows and other members of the Corvid family are known for using complex tools and may play around with tools for pleasure like we play Scrabble and take photos!
In the Science and Technology section of the the Harvard Gazette, the article “Clever crows” talks about crows and their optimistic behavior after tool use:
“It’s no secret crows are smart. They’re notorious for frustrating attempts to keep them from tearing into garbage cans; more telling, however is that they are one of the few animals know to make tools”……read the full story below.