Saturday, January 19, 2013

Kido plays the shell game

It's always fun to show students videos of other animals demonstrating their intelligence or emotional complexity, as a way of showing that animals are much more complex than most humans give them credit for. Many of those videos feature great apes, dolphins, parrots, or crows, and when we look at domesticated animals, dogs tend to be the animal most commonly seen.

But this video of a cat named Kido playing a shell game, which moves too quickly for most humans (including this one!) to get, is truly astounding.

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