July 5, 2013

Cockatoos Pick Locks to Earn Treats

Michelle Warwicker, BBC News

AP Photo

Cockatoos can pick their way through a series of locks to reach a reward, scientists have found.

Researchers presented 10 birds with a box containing a cashew nut treat, which they could reach by removing five different interlocking devices.

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TAGGED: Animal Intelligence, Problem-solving, Cockatoos, Birds


October 19, 2013
Do Dogs Really "Get" Us?
Jef Akst, The Scientist
Dogs have a unique sense of humans. They seem to understand people in a way no other animal does, accurately interpreting gestures, expressions, and even words. What’s more, they then use that knowledge to their ... more ››