Are crows the ultimate problem solvers?

Multi-step puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own?

In this BBC special, Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an eight-step puzzle to try and stump one of the smartest crows he's seen in captivity. They describe the puzzle as "one of the most complex tests of the animal mind ever."

This isn't the first time crows' intelligence has been tested, either. Along with being problem solvers, these animals have an eerie tendency towards complex human-like memory skills. Through several different studies, we've learned that crows can recognize faces, communicate details of an event to each other and even avoid places they recognize as dangerous.

This bird, dubbed "007" for its crafty mind, flies into the caged puzzle and spends only seconds analyzing the puzzle before getting down to business. Despite the puzzle's difficulty, the bird only seems to be stumped momentarily. At the end of the puzzle is a food reward, but how he gets there is what will really blow your mind.


Responses to "This Crow Is The Smartest Bird You've Ever Seen (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome!

  2. Anonymous says:

    God created every living thing with intelligence, and it's amazing to watch them as they hunt to survive, share loving moments with their mates and offspring, and interact with one another. Squirrels entertain me almost daily playing and running around in the backyard, and I enjoy watching the birds feeding their young at the birdfeeders. Creatures of Nature are beautiful and interesting!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The native people have studied and learned from animal behaviour for thousands of centuries, to help predict weather patterns is just a small example, that's why I laugh when I see the non-native people on groundhog day.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Crows are awesome. They are also noted as wolf birds.It is amazing how smart they really are. I like to watch them watch us and are dogs when we are outside wondering what they are thinking about us lol.

  5. David Fast says:

    Crows are one of God's smartest creatures. I've seen various other videos, showing their amazing talents. In fact, they are smarter, than some people, I know.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Jesus must have know that the crow would crow three times before Peter Denied knowing him

  7. Anonymous says:

    crows are messengers to the spirit world

  8. Anonymous says:

    More like this, please!

  9. Anonymous says: smart...Vern you have to watch this....

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Esther for sending this link to me. Awsome it is the magic of the crows wisdom.

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