Animal intelligence

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See video Sequential tool use by New Caledonian crows

This Oxford University experiment shows that New Caledonian crows are even more intelligent than previously thought. In the video a crow is shown using three tools in the right sequence to achieve an objective, without prior training.

102 8 years 42 weeks ago
See video Fishing crow using bread as bait

An intelligent hooded crow uses bread to lure and catch fish (cichlids).

31 8 years 49 weeks ago
See video Hungry whales steal birds' dinner - The Great Feast (BBC)

In this video, herring are rounded up by birds into a 'bait ball' from which they can easily be plucked. But passing humpback whales are lying in wait for the right moment to steal and devour this easy snack.

865 9 years 11 weeks ago
See video Dog makes a clever escape

An intelligent dog ingeniously manages to find a way out of his confinement, while the other dogs look on in amazement.

1032 9 years 36 weeks ago
See video Joshua Klein: The amazing intelligence of crows (TEDTalks)

Crows are so successful at survival because of their high intelligence and ability to learn from each other. Hacker/writer Joshua Klein explores whether crows could be trained to pick up garbage or other useful tasks.

158 10 years 1 week ago
See video Coconut shelter: evidence of tool use by octopuses

Octopuses are probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates. This video shows an octopus using a coconut as a tool by taking it along for use as shelter and protection against predators.

128 10 years 5 weeks ago
See video Elephant Paints Self Portrait

Elephants can paint - this video is proof of that. However, according to naturalist Desmond Morris, it is actually the elephant trainer that provides the directions. The trainer tugs at the elephant's ears to move the paint brush in different directions.

4869 10 years 8 weeks ago
See video Intelligent crows crack open nuts using traffic

Crows crack open nuts by dropping them in front of cars, then wait for the traffic light to turn green before picking it up.

52 10 years 19 weeks ago
See video Do elephants experience sorrow and grief?

An elephant family is so closely knit that the death of one of the members can be devastating. The behavior of elephants in such situations has led researchers to believe that elephants can experience deep emotions.

331 10 years 31 weeks ago
See video Intelligent crow uses small stick to get large stick to get food

New Caledonian crows can not only use tools, but also use one tool to manipulate another tool. This crow uses a small stick in order to get a larger stick, which it can then use to obtain food.

35 10 years 40 weeks ago
See video Intelligent crow bends wire to get food out of jar

A crow bends a metal wire to create a hook which can scoop food out of a jar.

79 10 years 44 weeks ago
See video Koko the Gorilla using Sign Language

The story of Koko the Gorilla, who is able to understand more than 1000 signs based on American Sign Language.

113 10 years 44 weeks ago
See video Chimpanzee Boards a Train in Japan

Pan-Kun, a chimpanzee, buys a train ticket and boards a train while walking a dog.

327 10 years 44 weeks ago
See video Bonobos that write, start fires and play Pac-Man (TEDTalks)

Bonobos can walk upright, understand spoken language, write and develop stone tools. Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobos forces us to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology and how much by cultural exposure.

68 11 years 1 week ago
See video Intelligent crows - tool use (BBC)

David Attenborough looks at crows' creative use of tools in their hunt for grubs. Embedding disabled - watch the video on YouTube

60 11 years 15 weeks ago
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