Cockatoos learn to play golf by holding 'clubs' in beaks

It’s a birdie: Cockatoos learn to play golf by holding ‘clubsin beaks to guide a ball to release a treat

  • Austrian researchers had birds using stick to guide ball to collapsible platform
  • At the collapsible platform a treat was then released
  • Dr Antonio Osuna-Mascaro from the University of Veterinary Medicine came up with idea
  • Cockatoos appear to be able to play golf, 一项研究声称.

    Austrian researchers wanted to test the extent to which the birds use primate-level tool-using abilities in a test inspired by golf.

    在研究中, the birds used a beak-held stick to guide a ball to a collapsible platform to release a treat.

    在研究中, the birds used a beak-held stick to guide a ball to a collapsible platform to release a treat (库存图片)

    在研究中, the birds used a beak-held stick to guide a ball to a collapsible platform to release a treat (库存图片)

    Dr Antonio Osuna-Mascaro, from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, came up with the idea.

    他说: ‘One of the most amazing aspects of the process was to observe how they each invented their own individual technique, sometimes with astonishing dexterity.

    的 11 cockatoos involved in the study, five managed to solve the golf puzzle, but six were unable to find the solution.