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Hawaiian crows go into the wild, again

  • COURTESY SAN DIEGO ZOO

    The nearly extinct Hawaiian crow, or ‘alala, has demonstrated the ability to use tools. Using tools is an exceptionally rare skill in the animal kingdom.

The critically endangered Hawaiian crow, or alala, is known for its smarts. For example, it’s a dexterous user of foraging tools — an ability found in only a handful of other bird species and in less than 1 percent of all animals. Read more

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