Crows at the Zoo

Photo by Clara Davie
In collaboration with the Binghamton Zoo we do research with a group of captive crows.  The "Cognitive Crow" exhibit opened in the summer of 2008 with the goal of not only studying the birds, but also making the exhibit interactive for the public.  All the birds are non-releasable, wild crows and were not specifically bred for the exhibit.  Below you can meet the residents of the "Cognitive Crow" and find out more about them and their histories.
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Dara

Photo by Clara Davie
Origin: New York State
Injury: Wing and foot, treated at Cornell Veterinary Clinic
Age: Adult, hatched in 2007
Sex: Female
Leg Band Colors: White bottom, Red top
Social Companions: Loner, socially fearful
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 Nugget

Photo by Clara Davie
Origin: North Carolina
Injury: Poor care by humans, abnormal feather growth; bird acquired from rehabilitator in North Carolina
Age: Adult, hatched in 2007
Sex: Female
Leg Band Colors: Peach bottom, Pink top
Social Companions: Cornell (BFF) & Beatrice

Click here for a special article featuring Nugget's story about learning to fly!
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Beatrice 
Photo by Clara Davie
Origin: Upstate New York
Injury: Hit by car, broken pelvis and wing treated at Cornell Veterinary Clinic
Age: Adult, hatched in 2006
Sex: Female
Leg Band Colors: Light blue bottom, Orange top
Social Companions: Nugget
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TJ
Photo by Jennifer Campbell-Smith

Origin: Ithaca, New York, part of tagged wild study population
Injury: Broken wing which was amputated/removed, treated at Cornell Veterinary Clinic
Age: Adult, hatched in 2008
Sex: Male
Leg Band Colors: Silver, blue, blue on the left leg with left wing tag with letters ‘TJ’
Social Companions: Watch and see! Being introduced into exhibit soon!
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