It was long believed that the use of the tool was the prerogative of the human being.
We now know that this is false: the great apes use sticks to catch insects, sea otters use rocks to break the shells.
Here is an animal behavior quite surprising: this bird uses a piece of bread as a bait. He leaves it floating in the water to attract fish, and it works!
This bird is there evidence of some form of intelligence, much smarter than me who came back empty-handed from my last fishing party;-)
Further evidence that our so-called superiority is an illusion. And one more reason to respect all living beings on this planet.
- What If Humans Were Like Animals?: The Amazing and Disgusting Life You'd Lead As a Snake, Bird, Fish, or Worm!