Crow Solves an Escape Room

So… animals solving puzzles is gonna be a thing around here.

A crow gazing at a question mark.

Today we have a crow solving an escape room. It’s not labeled as such because the video is from 2014, but rest assured, if it were made today, they’d be rightly calling this a Crow Escape Room.

The thing that I find so remarkable is how the crow tests different tools throughout the process. There were moments in this video where I honestly related to the birdy…

Then I imagined this puzzle sequence in a real-life escape room and realized that some teams of humans would inevitably break the props.


  1. I thought the urgency in his movement was impressive too.

  2. “The crow is familiar is with the individual pieces of the puzzles. He’s done each of them separately … This is the first time he’s seen them arranged like this.”

    Big enthusiast mood here.

  3. I sure enjoy these videos. I can’t say I’d solve the same set-up any faster than the bird brain star of this one. Smiles!

    1. Hahahaha maybe it was an editing trick, but the bird seemed pretty on-the-ball.

  4. I like how it created a staging area for the stones it had retrieved. Then had a look like: “I don’t know (yet) why I’m getting these stones, but clearly they’re important and I’m going to need them….”

    1. It’s so true. This crow spoke to me on many levels.

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