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A New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides) creatively re-designs tools by bending or unbending aluminium strips.

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Previous observations of a New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides) spontaneously bending wire and using it as a hook [Weir et al. (2002) Science 297:981] have prompted questions about the extent to which these animals 'understand' the physical causality involved in how hooks work and how to make them. To approach this issue we examine how the same subject ("Betty") performed in three experiments with novel material, which needed to be either bent or unbent in order to function to retrieve f...

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10.1007/s10071-006-0052-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
317-334
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:e2b038ff-a1f5-45ad-b18d-34def9a79feb
Source identifiers:
209282
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pubs:209282

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