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The raven has long been associated with death and dark omens, but the real bird is somewhat of a mystery.
Unlike its smaller cousin the crow, not a lot has been written about this remarkable bird. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ravens. Ravens are one of the smartest animals. When it comes to intelligence, these birds rate up there with chimpanzees and dolphins.
In one logic test, the raven had to get a hanging piece of food by pulling up a bit of the string, anchoring it with its claw, and repeating until the food was in reach. Many ravens got the food on the first try, some within 30 seconds. If a raven knows another raven is watching it hide its food, it will pretend to put the food in one place while really hiding it in another.
Since the other ravens are smart too, this only works sometimes. Ravens can imitate human speech. In captivity, ravens can learn to talk better than some parrots.
They also mimic other noises, like car engines, toilets flushing, and animal and birdcalls. When the wolf is done eating, the raven gets the leftovers. Europeans often saw ravens as evil in disguise. Many European cultures took one look at this large black bird with an intense gaze and thought it was evil in the flesh … er, feather.
In France, people believed ravens were the souls of wicked priests, while crows were wicked nuns. In Germany, ravens were the incarnation of damned souls or sometimes Satan himself. Ravens have been featured in many myths.
Cultures from Tibet to Greece have seen the raven as a messenger for the gods. Celtic goddesses of warfare often took the form of ravens during battles. The Viking god, Odin, had two ravens, Hugin thought and Munin memorywhich flew around the world every day and reported back to Odin every night about what they saw.
The Chinese said ravens caused bad weather in the forests to warn people that the gods were going to pass by. And some Native American tribes worshipped the raven as a deity in and of itself.
Called simply Raven, he is described as a sly trickster who is involved in the creation of the world. Ravens are extremely playful. They have been observed in Alaska and Canada using snow-covered roofs as slides. In Maine, they have been seen rolling down snowy hills.
They often play keep-away with other animals like wolves, otters, and dogs. Ravens even make toys—a rare animal behavior—by using sticks, pinecones, golf balls, or rocks to play with each other or by themselves.
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There is a great deal of misconception surrounding the white Boxer. We have put together the following to educate our potential adopters or anyone else who is interested in white Boxers. Kill the adult beetles when you spot them to keep them from reproducing and to control the beetle population.
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