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VideoLab:Crow Crafts Tool

Primates are thought to be the best tool users among animals, but a captive, wild-caught New Caledonian crow might give them a run for their money. Weir et al. report that after five trials of attempting to lift a bucket of food with either a straight or hooked wire, when left with only the straight wire, the bird spontaneously fashioned its own hook to lift the bucket.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Video
Audience Level: Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: Alex A.S. Weir of Department of Zoology, Oxford, Jackie Chappell of Department of Zoology, Oxford, Alex Kacelnik of Department of Zoology, Oxford
Publisher: AAAS
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