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The Pigs Are Evolving

Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet, along with the elephants, crows, and dolphins. The pigs, however, are not recorded to have used tools like the latter animals mentioned, until now.

A team of scientists has recently released the first known video of pigs using tools.

The ecologist behind the video, Meredith Root-Bernstein, told National Geographic she was watching a family of Visayan warty pigs at a zoo in Paris when she noticed one the animals picking up a piece of bark in its mouth and using the wood to dig around in the soil.
“I said, ‘Whoa, that’s pretty cool,'” she recalled to National Geographic. “When I looked up tool use in pigs, there was nothing.”

(Video Credit: Meredith Root-Bernstein/ YouTube)


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