For centuries, humans liked to pat ourselves on our collective backs for being the only species to use tools. Boy, were we wrong! We've since discovered that there's a long list of animals that use tools, and many that make their own. The Goffin's cockatoo, a species of parrot native to Indonesia, is the latest to be heralded for its MacGyver-like abilities to create tools out of everyday objects and put them to use again and again, and scientists are intent on learning more.
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Written by Jamie Ludwig June 5, 2017
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