Friday, September 19, 2008

Crows beat chimps at intelligence test

A series of tests performed by University of Auckland researchers shows crows are the only non-human creatures on Earth to demonstrate causal reasoning to solve problems, reports New Scientist. To show their smarts, crows passed a “trap-tube” test to retrieve food. The birds even passed a more complex trap-table test. Chimpanzees in comparison can pass the tube test, but not the table test.

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