“Give Me A Peanut Now, Human”


Corvids, a family of birds including crows, ravens, and scrub jays, are famed for their intelligence.

They can play, use tools, and remember where they’ve hidden food with remarkable accuracy.

They can also form relationships with humans like Annalee Newitz, who has a super fun piece at i09 about making friends with her neighborhood corvids using peanuts and patience.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →