The age of ravens

During a recent visit to Hunedoara, Cornins Castle I was told a story that reminded me about the intelligence that raves have, highest avian IQ and also about a fact I seemed to neglect prior, that is how long crows/ravens live. I was told they live longer than humans and found that hard to believe. I discovered they live in captivity upto 40 years, which is indeed quite long for a bird, but what startle me was the fact that ravens were noticed dropping tough nuts into a heavy trafficked street and waiting for a car to crush them open, and then waiting at pedestrian lights with other pedestrians in order to retrieve the nuts.

Crows have been shown to have the ability to visually recognize individual humans, and to transmit information about “bad” humans by squawking


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