Bird Fishes like a Human

fishing birdIt 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!

bird fishes with bread

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.

a bird fishing like a human being

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