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Thieving octopus displays remarkable skills on camera in South Africa

The octopus is highly intelligent and extremely clever, but researchers in South Africa were still surprised to witness, on videotape, one of the mollusks stealing a bait canister that had been secured to a chain in front of an underwater camera. 

(Via Gawker) For the first time, a bear has been documented using a tool—the bear is holding a rock in his hand and rubbing the rock against his face in order to remove dead skin. Though bears are often witnessed scratching themselves against trees and boulders, this is the first documented example of a bear manipulating a freely-moving tool.

(Via Gawker) For the first time, a bear has been documented using a tool—the bear is holding a rock in his hand and rubbing the rock against his face in order to remove dead skin. Though bears are often witnessed scratching themselves against trees and boulders, this is the first documented example of a bear manipulating a freely-moving tool.

(via msnbc.com) Bottlenose dolphins swap signature whistles with each other when they meet in the open sea, a new study reports, suggesting that these marine mammals engage in something akin to a human conversation. Read more here: http://on.msnbc.com/zsErNR 

(via msnbc.com) Bottlenose dolphins swap signature whistles with each other when they meet in the open sea, a new study reports, suggesting that these marine mammals engage in something akin to a human conversation. Read more here: http://on.msnbc.com/zsErNR 

(via Toronto’s The Star) Orangutans can learn to “paint” using iPads.

(via The Telegraph) Dolphins and whales are so intelligent they should be recognised as “non-human persons”, scientists have said.