10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT RAVENS
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- •Legend says that the British kingdom will fall if ravens leave the Tower of London.
- •Ravens were once slaughtered as pests.
- •Ravens are the world’s largest perching birds and North America’s largest songbird.
- •Ravens have been observed undoing Velcro fasteners and unzipping zippers to steal food.
- •Ravens sometimes take snow baths and fluff around in fresh powder just for fun.
- •Ravens cache extra food, digging holes with their beaks and dropping morsels in.
- •A flock of ravens is called an “unkindness.”
- •According to some Native Americans, Raven made the Earth, the heavens, and all living things.
- •Ravens follow predators’ tracks to a fresh kill.
- •Ravens will tug on eagles’ tail feathers to distract them and steal a bite.