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Ravens Surprise Scientists By Showing They Can Plan

A raven flies in the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. Source: Tom Koerner

As recently as 10 years ago, humans were thought to be the only species with the ability to plan.

Recent studies on great apes showed the ability is not uniquely human. Now, scientists in Sweden have come to the surprising conclusion that ravens can also deliberately prepare for future events.

"It is conservative to conclude that ravens perform similarly to great apes and young children," the . However, monkeys have failed similar

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