Bird Playing With Dog (magpie anddd? jack russel dog?) i once had a magpie on my head because of its cheese fetish :D it ate the cheese of my head
Animals who can feel properly like me.
perhaps they too have their vagus empathic nerve sensitive and on and their sympathetic nervous systems working..
amongst soul less humans (anthropoids) i struggle embedded deep in their societies. ~benjamin consciousazine.com site creator
Polar Bear and Husky: New Friends!
Image Source: National Geographic
Purple-crowned Fairywren !!!!
Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens are small, lively, charismatic birds. Their feathers are mostly a warm brown colour above and white below with a buff wash. They have a perky soft blue verticaltail which they twitch in time to their distinctively cheerful, chirruping song. The male has a striking purple and black crown when breeding, while the female has a lovely chocolate-colou red cheek patch. Adult birds measure only about 14cm in length, with a wing span of approximately 16cm and weigh around 9-13g
Open your crown chakra and you have the chance soul potential to be recognized in the cosmic framework and become an immortal. ~ben
Animals- sensed stored electrical waves/ brain.. just like you
Top 5 Most Intelligent Animals on Earth- Number 4! The Elephant
Photo: An Elephant paints an Elephant.
(I assure you, this picture is not a hoax. Here is the video of the Elephant painting the Elephant below for all you super skeptics)
Contrary to popular perception, elephants are more than just lumbering giants with big ears and a good memory. In fact, elephants are quite elegant, cultured and curious. They have been known to clean their food and use tools in various ways in the wild, and they can also follow human commands in captivity. Elephants are also extremely caring and empathetic to other members of their group and to other species, which is considered a highly advanced form of intelligence. Elephants continue to fascinate both scientists and general observers alike. They are recognised as being among the most intelligent creatures on earth. In fact, some enthusiasts believe that their intelligence rivals that of human beings. Aristotle even said of elephants: “The beast which passeth all others in wit and mind”. Proportionally, the elephant’s brain is the most sizeable at a mass of just over 5kg (11lbs) Although the largest whale is 20 times the body size of an elephant, its brain is just under twice the size. The need for such a large and complex organ becomes clear when we consider the behaviours and abilities of these animals. Elephants are capable of a range of emotions, including joy, playfulness, grief and mourning. In addition, elephants are able to learn new facts and behaviours, mimic sounds that they hear, self-medicate, play with a sense of humour, perform artistic activities, use tools and display compassion and self-awareness.
Part of the reason that elephants possess such a superior level of intelligence is the structure of their brain. Their neocortex is highly convoluted, as it is in humans, apes and some dolphins. This is generally accepted to be an indication of complex intelligence. The cortex is thick and comprises many neurons. The elephant is one of the few creatures (along with human beings) that is not born with survival instincts, but needs to learn these during infancy and adolescence. The brain is specially designed to accomplish this sort of life learning. Elephants and humans have a similar lifespan, and plenty of time, approximately 10 years, is allowed for them to learn before they are considered to be independent adults. The lessons learnt include how to feed, use tools and understand their place in their social structure. Elephants’ capacity for memory and emotions is remarkable and is due to the well-developed hippocampus. This is also the area responsible for emotional flashbacks and is the reason that elephants experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The insight and intelligence of the elephant is particularly note-worthy in their ability to mourn their dead. This behaviour has only previously been noted in humans. In fact, recently deceased elephants will receive a burial ceremony, while those who are already reduced to a skeleton are still paid respect by passing herds. The burial ceremony is marked by deep rumblings while the dead body is touched and caressed by the herd members’ trunks.
Intelligence is also manifested in the elephant’s ability to self-medicate. When a pregnant mother is due to give birth, she will chew on the leaves of the tree from the Boraginaceae family to induce labour.
Another ability that indicates superior intellect is elephants’ ability to play and display a sense of humour. Games include throwing a stick at a certain object, passing an object from one animal to another, or squirting water out of the trunk in a fountain. Elephants in zoos have even been seen stealing onlookers’ caps and hiding them in playful teasing.
The ability to mimic sounds is another indication of the impressive intelligence of these beasts. Elephants have been recorded mimicking passing trucks and even the sounds made by their trainers. Often, the elephant manages to articulate certain sounds so that they bear a strong resemblance to the spoken word.
Elephants are able to use tools or implements to accomplish a task they cannot perform on their own. They have been observed digging holes for drinking water, then moulding bark from a tree into the shape of a ball and placing it on top of the hole and covering it over with sand to avoid evaporation. They also use sticks to scratch their backs when their trunk can not reach and have been known to drop rocks on electric fences to damage them.
The elephant’s problem solving abilities are another impressive facet of their boundless intelligence. Incredibly, the elephant is able to change its behaviour based on a given situation. Bandula, an Asian elephant in captivity, had learnt how to release the complex hook on her shackles and would then assist her fellow ‘inmates’ to escape from theirs.
Self awareness is yet another indication of the vast capacity for thinking and intellect that exists in the elephant. They can, in fact, recognise themselves in a mirror, something that is extremely rare in the animal kingdom.
These capabilities are merely touching the tip of the iceberg of what is the elephant’s capacity for insight, thought and discernment. And it is this capacity that continues to captivate researchers and onlookers alike in their eternal quest to understand the mystery of the elephant psyche.
Here is the Wikipedia page on elephant intelligence:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_intelligence
Ana; Please be aware that these beautiful animals only do this after years of abuse. They get a very harsh 'pajaan' training to brake their will and if they not paint they get beaten. I was in Thailand a few years ago and saw this horror with my own eyes. Please don't go watching these shows!
(ED-elephants love fermented papayas :D they like conscious altering also)
Top 5 Most Intelligent Animals on Earth- Number 5! The Crow
Crows Have Human-Like Intelligence-
by John Roach, National Geographic News
Crows make tools, play tricks on each other, and caw among kin in a dialect all their own. These are just some of the signs presented in a recent book that point to an unexpected similarity between the wise birds and humans. "It's the same kind of consonance we find between bats that can fly and birds that can fly and insects that can fly," said Candace Savage, a nature writer based in Saskatoon, Canada. "Species don't have to be related for there to have been some purpose, some reason, some evolutionary advantage for acquiring shared characteristics," she added. Savage's book, Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World (October 2005), explores the burgeoning field of crow research, which suggests that the birds share with humans several hallmarks of higher intelligence, including tool use and sophisticated social behavior. The shared traits exist despite the fact that crows and humans sit on distinct branches of the genetic tree. Humans are mammals. Crows are birds, which Savage calls feathered lizards, referring to the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs. "I'm not positing there's anything mythological about this or imagining crows are in any way human," she said. "But whatever it is that has encouraged humans to develop higher intelligence also seems to have been at work on crows."
Alex Kacelnik is a zoologist at Oxford University in England who studies tool use in crows. He said study of the birds advances understanding of how higher intelligence evolves. As a sign of crows' advanced smarts, Savage cites Kacelnik's 2002 study in the journal Science on a captive New Caledonian crow that bent a straight piece of wire into a hook to fetch a bucket of food in a tube. "No other animal—not even a chimp—has ever spontaneously solved a problem like this, a fact that puts crows in a class with us as toolmakers," Savage writes in her book. Kacelnik noted that New Caledonian crows, which are restricted to a few islands in the South Pacific Ocean, are the only example of some 45 crow species that "are very intense tool users in nature."' Nevertheless, he continued, these birds are "both intense tool users and creative tool users … In addition to the tools they are normally seen to use in the wild, they are capable of making new instruments when the necessity arises," such as the wire hooks. In research published last year in the journal Nature, Kacelnik and his colleagues demonstrated that New Caledonians are born toolmakers—that there is a genetic component to the behavior. The finding, Kacelnik said, fits the notion that higher intelligence requires a genetic imprint to foster more advanced behaviors like learning and innovation. "There are three elements: what animals inherit, what animals learn by individual experience, and what animals acquire through social input," he said." It's a mistake to believe [these elements] compete. Actually, they coalesce, they enhance each other."
The intelligence of other crow species, most notably ravens, is also demonstrated by their ability to manipulate the outcomes of their social interactions, according to book author Savage. For example, she highlights raven research by University of Vermont zoologist Bernd Heinrich showing how juvenile and adult ravens differ when feeding on a carcass. The juveniles cause a ruckus when feeding to recruit other young ravens to the scene for added safety against competition with adult crows and other scavengers. The adults, by contrast, show up at a carcass in pairs and keep quiet to avoid drawing attention—and competition—to the food. Savage also discusses Swiss zoologist Thomas Bugnyar's research showing how a raven named Hugin learned to deceive a more dominant raven named Mugin into looking for cheese morsels in empty containers while Hugin snuck away to raid full containers. "This shady behavior satisfies the definition of 'tactical', or intentional, deception and admits the raven to an exclusive club of sociable liars that in the past has included only humans and our close primate relatives," Savage writes in her book. Another area of crow research that may indicate higher intelligence is how crows learn and use sound. Preliminary findings suggest that family groups develop their own sort of personal dialects, according to Savage. "There's a lot more going on in a bird brain than people ten years ago would have imagined," she said.
Smart Crow uses cars to crack nuts in Akita, Japan near Senshu Park
TEDTalks- The amazing intelligence of crows - Joshua Klein
Wild crows inhabiting the city use it to their advantage - BBC wildlife
MushroomSoftCoral_deepwater mushroon soft coral off the coast of california, in the pacific ocean by Mark Conlin - Photolibrary
The Amazon Milk frog is a beautiful species of treefrog that has only been available in the UK for a short period of time.
They are exceptionally beautiful as babies, the grey is replaced with a silvery white. They have a white milk like (hence the name) secretion that is thought to be poisonous and used as a defence.
Everything? in exchange for money?
Bland Grey reality smaller denser ?
Once this Alberta landscape was a pristine wilderness roamed by deer now it's 'the most destructive industrial project on earth'
*Lush green forests once blanketed an area of the Tar Sands at Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, larger than England
*Area where blackened earth now stands dubbed by environmentalists as most destructive industrial project on earth
*Boreal forest - once home to grizzly bears, moose and bison - is vanishing at rate second to Amazon deforestation
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