One big takeaway of searching for content for this Animals Solving Puzzles series: It’s interesting how intelligent scavenging animals are.
According to this BBC video, “research has shown that [raccoons] can even remember how to open different locks after more than a year.”
But… their gamemasters will still show them how to operate a directional lock every single time. 🙃
The big lesson of this video:
I want to befriend a murder of crows through a mutual love of puzzles and food. Or food and puzzles. The order doesn’t matter so much.
Hamsters aren’t just cute little sentient chicken nuggets. They are also great at navigating mazes and obstacles.
There is a whole YouTube channel dedicated to making insane hamster mazes – that are frequently escape room-esque. Here’s a sample of the adorableness:
Thanks to Chris Dickson, the original founder of ExitGames.
It’s a big stick and it must be kept.
If I’m being honest with myself, pretty much everything I do is that stick… and I am that dog.
Squirrels are smart. It has been established in academic journals… but anyone who has ever tried to outsmart a squirrel didn’t need a journal to tell them that.
With that in mind, here’s an over-the-top obstacle course that feels a lot like an escape room for a family of squirrels. It’s a ton of fun. Enjoy.