Cello and welcome, my name's Jacob and I was born Aug 26, 1994 (so I don't have to update this often). I currently live in SD county-ish with my good friend Carter...if ya wanna know more, ya gotta message me lol
ALRIGHT LISTEN UP TUMBLR
SEE THIS BIRD HERE?
this bird is a new caledonian crow
AND this “bird brain” may be the most intelligent animal on earth.
oh what’s that you say? what about the other intelligent animals?
Great apes? take a back seat
cu’z this Corvid shows behaviors not even seen in either of those fools!
Not only does this motherfucker use tools,have complex problem solving skills and pass on its learned skills to other crows
but, it also makes its own tools
yeah you read that right!
THEY MAKE TOOLS
yeah you see that little hook right there?
WELL a crow cut and preened that twig to have that hook, so it can use it to hook grubs out of holes in trees!
Do You know what other animal is documented to take items in their surroundings and modify them to improve their productivity?
well that would be right
BECAUSE NOT EVEN CHIMPANZEES HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED TO HAVE THIS SKILL.
oh wait but that’s not all!
These bird also modify leaves as tools, but depending on the individual groups(murders)
they will create the tools in different ways
yeah that’s right!
these crows develop tools for similar jobs differently depending on their social groups
do you know what that can be compared to?
these birds have CULTURE!!!
oh but THAT’S NOT ALL FOLKS!
its believed that these birds improve the efficiency of their tools over time and generations MEANING THEY IMPROVE ON THEIR DESIGN IN ORDER TO PROBLEM SOLVE MORE EFFICIENTLY.
So? we got all that?
new caledonian crows:
Are complex problem solvers and can solve problems that consist of more than one part to reach a reward.
(this feathery fiend here just finished solving an 8 part puzzle to get his snack!)
They share learned skills and knowledge with other crows in their social group
they also modify sticks and leaves in order to create better tools!
and each group has its own method for creating tools and the ability to adapt tools over time to make them more effective!
SO TELL ME AGAIN WHY “BIRD BRAIN" IS AN INSULT?
sources and other cool stuff about these corvids:
Yeah yeah, don’t forget; reckless, vulgar, “loud mouthed”, and that’s just what makes me so AWESOME!
That was super nice of them.
And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows. Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all.
American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US. And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters.”
Also, do you know how much a cow costs? O.O
It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs, its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle. Its their wealth, their food, and a significant part of their religion. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia:
“Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children. A herd of 50 cattle is respectable, and the more children the better. A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor. A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth, leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs, a practice that has become much less common.”
So its not just “they gave us 14 cows”, its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them, it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it.