Watch: Smart Cockatoo Designs And Makes Elongated Tool To Get Food

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Tool manufacture was once regarded as a defining feature of mankind. In this video, researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford show that Goffin cockatoos can make and use elongated tools of appropriate shape and length out of amorphous materials, suggesting that the birds can anticipate how the tools will be used. A Cockatoo is given different materials which he will have to create a "tool" in order to gain access to a treat that is encased in ...  View More
December 1, 2016 Joshua