July 5, 2013

Cockatoos Pick Puzzle Locks

A team of scientists from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute, report in PLOS ONE a study in which ten untrained Goffin’s cockatoos [Cacatua goffini] faced a puzzle box showing food (a nut) behind a transparent door secured by a series of five different interlocking devices, each one jamming the next along in the series.

Credit: University of Oxford

[ Read the Article: Cockatoos Can Pick A Puzzle Lock For A Nut ]

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