Friendship
Clever wild crow with love of puzzles visits same woman each day for new game
It's incredible to see a bird playing games like this. It cracks its way through every puzzle with ease. It might be time to upgrade to a game of chess.
Rebecca Reid
01.19.22

Challenge doesn’t phase this brainy bird.

A woman from Germany has become internet famous after befriending a very curious crow.

She noticed the bird hopping about in her backyard so she decided to see what would happen if she offered it a snack.

Well, as you can imagine, it was the start of a beautiful friendship. One full of food and, more importantly, fun.

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This crow caught on quickly.

After the crow realized the woman meant no harm, he was quickly eating out of her hand.

As this became more and more frequent, she decided to add a little fun to the mix.

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Would the crow be up for a game?

Instead of simply handing the crow some food, the woman thought it would be interesting to see if it could solve a puzzle first.

She was shocked to discover just how clever he was. It shouldn’t really come as a shock that the bird was a quick learner, though.

According to the Washington Post,

“researchers have found that crows are not only playful and mischievous but also intelligent. They use tools to solve complex problems, and they remember faces for years and mimic sounds they hear.”

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The crow became known as Krari.

The wild hooded crow became such a staple in the woman’s yard that she gave him a proper name.

Her backyard became his territory and soon he was visiting regularly.

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Krari settles down.

It wasn’t long before the crow had a partner named Kruu. They both frequented the woman’s yard for puzzles and snacks.

She noticed that they had a feeding hierarchy, which meant that Krari was the only one who was allowed to eat the snacks that were available.

When it was nesting time, however, things changed rapidly. Krari would give all his food to Kruu.

After the chicks arrived, the woman noticed that one, Kami, wasn’t in a hurry to leave and wanted a shot at some puzzle games himself.

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Everyone loves the crows.

The birds even have their own Instagram page that highlights their day-to-day interactions.

One person commented online with,

“Awwww. You are EXTREMELY lucky to befriend a crow. They are so intelligent and like cats, it’s an honor when one chooses to trust you.”

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Kami is just as impressive.

After leaving one of her puzzle games for the crows, the woman shared how impressed she was by Kami’s problem-solving skills.

“I was really impressed by Kami today! Although I probably should know by now how intelligent these crows are! It is the first time he saw this puzzle and he opened the slider at once. It was the only full compartment left. Kräri had opened all the others and left. He opened it as if he knew how to and that there was food inside.” – Instagram@Krari The Crow

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The crows continue to astonish.

These animals are truly extraordinary. Their curiosity and determination never waver and they are always ready for the next challenge.

Maybe it’s time for a game of chess?

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See these clever crows work through every puzzle in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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