This fascinating video was captured by a Russian family that spotted a crow snowboarding on a nearby roof.
The video depicts the crow using a round lid from a jar and returning to the rooftop carrying its equipment in the beak. It even shows the crow nudging the lid when it gets stuck in the snow. This is a fascinating example of the use of tools by birds. What’s also abundantly clear from the video is that the crow seems to be intentionally doing it because it’s enjoyable.
Videos such as this remind us what joy animals take out of life and how little we really know about their life experiences.
For more on the fascinating topic of animal pleasure, read this recent article by scientist Jonathan Balcombe.
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