Wiper crows teach us how to clean - Wikipet
Six B, Bubu, Bambu, Bill, Black, Blikkol and Bako, are ravens who every day do what not all people do, although they could: they collect garbage.
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This idea, which probably came up among the employees of an amusement park in France out of a desire to shame those who like to litter, led to the replenishment of the staff with six very unusual employees.
Of course, crows are not stupid and are not going to work for free. They get paid in the form of treats.
“As soon as they understand that they’ve exchanged a piece of paper lying on the ground for something tasty, a skilled worker is ready,” says Christophe Gabory, who works with birds. “They all understand perfectly and are ready to bring garbage at least all day.”
But this is not the most difficult task that crows can perform. The experience conducted in early summer showed that they are even able to create tools themselves to help them solve a problem.
Six “B” in their work is not much overworked. Basically, they pick up cigarette butts left by visitors, since, fortunately, usually people still do not really mess up. But the goal of the experiment is not to keep the park clean.
“Our visitors are pretty neat and mostly throw garbage in the bins, so the idea is not so much to keep clean, but to show that nature itself teaches us to take care of the environment,” the park manager explains.