Crows trained to pick up cigarette butts, put in bin
Published : Sunday, 12 August, 2018 at 4:50 PM Count : 265
A murder of crows have been employed by a French theme park to help make the place a bit tidier.
Six of the birds will pick up cigarette ends and small pieces of rubbish in return for food at the Puy du Fou park to the west of the country.
Some of them have already started working at the theme park with the rest set to join them next week.
They pick up the pieces of litter from around the park then put the items in a box that released food for good behaviour.
President of the park Nicolas de Villiers, said: ‘The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean’ but also to show that ‘nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment.’
The birds are said to be ‘particularly intelligent’ and in the right circumstances they ‘like to communicate with humans and establish a relationship through play.’