Ravens can transmit negative emotions from one another, just like humans

Ravens can get emotionally down from contact with other ‘moody’ ravens.

New Caledonian crows can make tools from memory

The study suggests the crows learn by cultural transmission.

Two raven lineages that tied the knot yield evidence of ‘speciation reversal’

Birds of a feather… merge together.

What creature plans and understands what’s in store? Quoth the raven, Nevermore

They’ve outsmarted all primates, and even four-year-old children.

Ravens remember the faces of people who duped them into unfair deals

Don’t mess with ravens.

Crows are the first non-human animals we know of that employ tools to carry objects

Who you callin’ bird brain?

Ravens can tell if someone is watching even though they don’t see them

If you can see a person or an animal, then it is possible to be seen back. It’s a basic caveat they train in the military when discussing camouflage. What’s more, if you suspect you’re being seen, you must minimize your movements. This level of abstraction was thought to be unique to humans. It’s been recently shown that ravens too are capable of imagining someone is spying on them and take greater care hiding their food, as reported in Nature Communications.

Ravens use gestures to point out things and communicate

We’re inclined to think that gestures are reserved to species which at least possess some kind of articulated limbs. However, scientists have shown that wild ravens purposefully gesture, making it the first time this type of be­hav­ior has been ob­served in the wild ex­cept in the clos­est rel­a­tives of hu­mans, primates. Sure, you might argue that you’ve seen your dog