Did You Know?
A female lemur carries her newborn to a new nest site in her mouth.
Ravens are considered among the smartest in all bird species. In scientific experiments they have been able to solve complex problems. In nature, they are known to make and use tools – a skill once attributed to only humans and the great apes (chimps, orangutans and gorillas)!
Common Ravens are entirely black, right down to their legs, eyes and beak.
When you see a "conspiracy" (group) of ravens, it usually means there is a large food source nearby such as an animal carcass.
Common through out its range
We have two raven at Potter Park Zoo, our female, Lily and our male, Rocky.
Birds of the Corvidae family are called corvids. They include more than 120 different species from almost every part of the world, including ravens, crows, jackdaws, rooks, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers.
Most are non-migratory, meaning they stay in one location throughout their lives.
Corvids can be large and have somber appearances like ravens and crows, or be smaller and colorful like the green jay or the western scrub-jay.
Examples of Corvidae include:
Crows and ravens are often confused. Here are some ways to tell them apart:
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