A surprising observation I made a couple years ago is that of all the places I’ve traveled Crows have been everywhere but the Arctic. This includes 13,000 foot mountains down to sub-sea level Death Valley. Not only are Crows everywhere its easy to determine that they’re a thinking animal with problem solving skills. I’ve seen them wait out people to get their trash and I’ve seen Crows gang up on Red-Tail Hawks in my neighborhood. All of these memories and observations came to a head after viewing a very interesting TED presentation by Joshua Klein on The Amazing Intelligence of Crows. I highly recommend watching this 10 minute video. I guarantee you’ll never look at a Crow the same way and it might make you think twice about the intelligence of other species.
[tags]wildlife, video, TED, crow, Joshua Klein[/tags]