1. I know what you’re thinking. You think that crows aren’t that cool, and you know what? That’s okay. There’s time for you to change. Let’s start with the basics! First, they start out pretty cute. Check out this baby! Very fluffy, very cute.
3. They also exhibit “cooperative breeding behavior” which means that they watch out for the mom while she’s incubating, and they all help feed the babies until they’re self-sufficient. Some offspring even stay to help out with the next batch of babes.
6. Oh, also? They can recognize different human faces. Recognize and react to them. Researchers in Seattle captured seven crows while wearing masks. After they released them, the crows remembered the masks and attacked them whenever they saw them.
8. Not only will they recognize you, but they’ll tell their friends about you. And they’ll know how to treat you too. The Seattle researchers soon realized that all of the crows in the area acted aggressive toward them when they were wearing the masks.
12. Oh, and just in case you’re not completely convinced that crows are the best, you should know that they learn from their mistakes. Every year thousands of crows migrated through Chatham, Ontario. Until one farmer got fed up and shot one of the crows…
16. Crows are also really good at learning adaptive behavior. They’re known to memorize routes of garbagemen to know when to get some tasty snacks. AND they memorize which of the truck drivers are nice enough to open cans for them! Talk about savvy.
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