Can Turkeys Do Math?

Turkey does mathHere at the edge of the wood we have never been good at math. No problem because it turns out our animal friends excel beyond our wildest dreams.  Pigeons have shown that not only can they count but  they can learn abstract rules about numbers, an ability that had been demonstrated only in primates. But all sorts of animals, including bees, can count. Recent studies have uncovered  counting skills in different species, suggesting that mathematical abilities could be more fundamental in biology than previously thought. Here we have a fine turkey showing her chicks how to work it out at the blackboard. We should all be so lucky!

One thought on “Can Turkeys Do Math?

  1. There has to be something to it, with animals and math. Surely the flocks of geese in the sky know something about geometry, since they fly in perfect formation as they go.

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