Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kea solve Puzzles

The kea are excellent at solving puzzles. Jack solved this rocking labyrinth puzzle as part of an experiment I conducted comparing the problem solving methods of kea to preschool children.

This puzzle was built by my stepfather, James Valentine, and family friend, Tom Bostic. The orignial puzzle idea was obtained from: 
Freeman, M. and Jenkinson, T. (2004). Kea (Nestor notabilis) Behavioural Enrichment Manual. Auckland Zoo Native Fauna Division. Auckland, New Zealand.

Here's a fun Speight's Summit Beer commercial that features a kea getting even with a litterbug!

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