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Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Can Plan for the Future

Written by: Jason Daley
Narrated by: Mark Schectman
Length: 3 mins
Categories: Science & Math

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Publisher's Summary

There’s no doubt that corvids—the family of birds that includes crows, ravens, jays and magpies—are smart. But as Ed Yong at The Atlantic reports , a new study on ravens shows just how intelligent the birds are. Researchers found they can actually delay gratification and plan for the future—a skill only previously documented great apes and in humans age four and older.

"Like Humans and Apes, Ravens Can Plan for the Future" is from smithsonianmag.com, published on July 14, 2017.

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