Tool use, it turns out, is not even limited to animals that have a spine. Scientists recently observed an octopus using a coconut shell as a mobile shelter. By carrying it along, the octopus could stop anywhere and crawl in, finding protection from potential predators while on the go.
Though no animal has exhibited the desire or ability to cooperate and transform the planet to the extent humans have, it’s clear that many species deserve more credit than they been given in the past.
This post was originally published by Treehugger.
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