Ordinary raven (lat. Corvus corax) is the largest species in the family of crows. With a body length of more than 60 cm, it is also the largest type of submarine singer in the world. Although they have been too often in history over history, these birds are in fact faceted, playful and highly intelligent animals capable of expressing various emotions similar to humans and even imitating human speech. Fascinating facts about the ravens!
Ravens love to play.
In human settlements they are often seen using snow-covered roofs like slides, and sometimes they just like and roll in the snow.In nature they mostly play with wolves by teasing them until the wolf starts to chase them.
They also play with toys, or sticks, pebbles, or even golf balls that they use to play themselves or with other ravenes.
They show various emotions and empathy
In spite of their naïve nature, the Ravens show a sense of empathy.
When a friendly raven loses in the fight, his friends will do everything to comfort him. It will also remember the second bird that came in friendly manner, but it will also remember those who were hostile to the enemy.
When it comes to intelligence, these birds go hand in hand with chimpanzees and dolphins, although in many tests they show that they are even more intelligent than chimps.
Many experiments have shown that the raven excellently solve logical tests involving multiple steps and the use of tools. Something that some other animal never fails to solve, raven often achieves from the first attempt. Some ravens have even learned and counted.
In nature, ravenous people are shooting people with stones to prevent them from climbing to their nest, if necessary making them dead, using various tools, as well as other animals to get food.
They have their own teenage gangs
The ravens are monogamous birds, which means they stay with their partner for a lifetime.
When their young people reach the age of leaving home, they join the gangs, or the flock of young birds living together until they find their partner.Interestingly, this way of life is stressful for the raven.
Scientists have discovered higher levels of stress hormones in a teenager’s feces than in the excrement of adult individuals.
Can imitate human speech
In captivity, a raven can learn to speak better than some parrots.
They also mimic other sounds, such as a car engine or advertising other animals (especially birds). In nature, there are numerous cases of ravenous waves that mimic wolves and foxes that call them to the corpse of an animal that the ravens can not tear. When a wolf or fox is done for them, the raven will wait for them to finish their feast and then roll on the remains.
According to researchers, Ravens also use ‘very sophisticated signals’. In other words, as, for example, by pointing to an object to another man with my finger, the raven tells me a beaver with another beaver.