Did You Know Crows Can Count?
Talking Birds • Crow • Scavengers • Counting Crows
No, I’m not making a lame joke about the band Counting Crows. As it turns out, crows can recognize symbols used as numbers. A new study suggests that crows can recognize symbols that represent quantities of items. At Japan’s Utsunomiya University, crows were shown two containers. Only the container marked with five symbols contained the food. The researchers trained the crows to identify the food container 70% of the time. There were only eight crows involved, so it’s not re...
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