Tool-use in the brown bear (Ursus arctos)

@article{Deecke2012TooluseIT,
  title={Tool-use in the brown bear (Ursus arctos)},
  author={Volker B Deecke},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={725-730}
}
  • V. Deecke
  • Published 25 February 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
This is the first report of tool-using behaviour in a wild brown bear (Ursus arctos). Whereas the use of tools is comparatively common among primates and has also been documented in several species of birds, fishes and invertebrates, tool-using behaviours have so far been observed in only four species of non-primate mammal. The observation was made and photographed while studying the behaviour of a subadult brown bear in south-eastern Alaska. The animal repeatedly picked up barnacle-encrusted… 
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