Explore the ways crows use tools and are able to solve complex problems in this video from NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius. Working with wild New Caledonian crows, scientists are studying whether the birds can use tools in new ways to solve problems. In the featured experiment, the bird must complete a series of steps in a particular order to solve the puzzle and get a piece of trapped meat. The steps include: retrieving a short stick hanging from a piece of string, using the stick to get three stones trapped inside cages, placing the stones in a plastic box to release a longer stick, and then using the longer stick to get the meat.
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