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Cockatoo Making And Using Own Tools

November 6, 2012

This video shows a Goffin’s cockatoo called “Figaro” using tools from his environment to try and collect a nut sitting just outside his cage.  Towards the end of the video, Figaro is show altering the size of his twig, making it easy to pull the nut closer to him.

credit:  Vienna University and Oxford University