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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:11 PM

Smarter than the average Republican!

Cockatoos make advanced toolsets, the first non-primates known to do so

Many animals are known to make tools to help them find food or achieve other everyday goals, but advanced toolmaking skills are rarer. Now, wild cockatoos have been seen making sets of tools, each with their own design and purpose, and using them in a specific order to crack into fruit. This behavior places them in an exclusive club that previously only included humans and some primates.

Many animals are known to make tools to help them find food or achieve other everyday goals, but advanced toolmaking skills are rarer. Now, wild cockatoos have been seen making sets of tools, each with their own design and purpose, and using them in a specific order to crack into fruit. This behavior places them in an exclusive club that previously only included humans and some primates.

https://newatlas.com/science/cockatoos-advanced-toolset-making/

Just amazing!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:14 PM

1. Don't the corvid family of birds...crows, ravens, jays etc. do the same?

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:27 PM

3. Yes, I have seen videos of a Raven doing multiple things in order to get some food.

Amazing birds.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:16 PM

2. Most animals and insects are probably smarter than the average repug.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 01:31 PM

4. Agreed. trump and Kevin McCarthy come to mind.

But there are many others too numerous to mention.

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