Tool use in puffins may point to ‘underestimated’ intelligence in seabirds

  • A camera trap in Iceland captured video of an Atlantic puffin using a stick to scratch itself.
  • The discovery, along with a similar observation in Wales in 2014, is the first evidence of tool use in seabirds.
  • The findings suggest that seabirds like puffins may be more intelligent or possess greater problem-solving skills than once thought.

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Last updated on 13 January 2020

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