Novel form of spontaneous tool use in greater Vasa parrots

DSC_0088Megan’s paper on tool use is in captive Vasa parrots is out this week!  Megan documented Vasa parrots at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park using pebbles and date pits to grind calcium from shells.  They shared their tools with one another too (see pic)!

 

Press release here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/news/archive/2015/title,336759,en.php

 

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