Tool using Octopus!

On the sandy bottom of the shores of Indonesian seas, octopi have very few natural hiding places. Researchers have discovered that some octopi have solved this problem. They use coconut shells as hiding places. Using two pieces of the shell as a home to hunt prey and to hide themselves from predators they stay inside their manufactured home waiting to see a prey walk by. The octopus in the linked video is shown assembling his/her home and then carrying it to a new location. What other animals use “tools?”


See the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2EboVOcikI




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