View previous topic | View next topic

Alligators NOT only animal to use tools

Page 1 of 1

mysta02
1099387.  Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 am Reply with quote

Stephen says in Episode 1 of the L Series that alligators are the only animal known to use tools.

Several species of primate use sticks for reach and as utensils. They stick them down ant hills, wait for the ants to climb up, and then suck the ants off.

Wikipedia has a full list of animals that use tools: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tool_use_by_animals#Gorillas

 
CharliesDragon
1099394.  Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:27 am Reply with quote

What he said was "The only example of reptiles using tools we know of." I just checked.

QI might make mistakes now and then, but luckily not as big and glaring as saying only one species of animals uses tools. It's good that you are prepared to call things out, though, not just accept everything.

 

Page 1 of 1

All times are GMT - 5 Hours


Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group