You've probably heard that ravens are smart. In the lab, they've been able to perform some surprisingly complex tasks for food, and as pets, they can mimic human speech just as well as a parrot. Now, research shows they're probably even smarter than you realize. When it comes to planning ahead, ravens perform as well as — and in some cases better than — apes, one of humanity's closest relatives. Is it time to prepare for the raven uprising?
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Written by Curiosity Staff July 15, 2017
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