Cockatoos outwit chimps, babies on intelligence tests

Cockatoos perform better than monkeys, chimpanzees and 1-year-old humans on a shape-matching test, and a few figured out a way to game the test and get a treat directly, researchers reported in PLOS ONE. Nonetheless — or, perhaps, consequently — the birds do not make good pets and are “very, very exhausting in a home environment,” said researcher Cornelia Habl.

The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (11/21)

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