Use Those Tools By emma ciabattoni

Have you ever saw an capuchin monkey doing all crazy things like taking a rock and throwing it at a nut to crack the nut open? This means the monkey is using a tool to get the job done. You might think they are playing but you're wrong, they are surviving. Jane Goodall was good with animals she would stay with the chimpanzees for over a year!! It was in 1960 when she discovered the amazing this of the chimpanzee! If you keep reading this article you will learn about more animals using tools but in different ways, like getting tools from the ocean or water, and to get food!!!

Interestly, lots of animals use tools to survive. Even if they are on land or in the water. A few animals that use in water is they veined octopus, dolphins, and sea otters. The veined octopus uses stacks of shells on the bottom of the ocean floor. Then it makes it`s self armor out of the shells. This helps the octoplus by having a better chance of not getting eaten. The predator will have and harder time attacking to veined octopus. Dolphins also use tools in the ocean but not for armor. Dolphins actually use sponges to protect their noses for when they dive down into the rocks to get there food. “Well where do they get the sponge”? The dolphins get the sponge from the sea floor. “ How cool it is that animals know how to do all of this amazing stuff!!” “ I think people should really admire animales, they are really smart”. But there is still more animals to learn about like the sea otters! Sea Otters love eat abalone. But the the adorable animals have trouble getting the abalone because it is inside a shell. The otters balance on his belly on top a small stone in the ocean. The otter also takes a shell. “ He takes the shell and aim it at a rock and HE SCORES! The shell cracks open and he has a meal. Yum!!!!

Yet, There are many, many, things that animals need to survive. Like finding healthy food for that animale. Lots of animals use tools to find food. Here is a few animals that use incredible tools to eat : capuchin monkey`s, galapagos woodpecker`s, and chimpanzee`s. Let's start with the capuchin monkey. Sometimes the capuchin monkey has trouble getting a nut open so he must come up with a plan!! Hmmmmmm?? The capuchin monkey`s palm is about the size of the nut. The monkey will quickly get a rock . BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, the nut will finally crack open . After all of the hard work it payed off, he got a meal and he got to have fun banging a rock on a nut. “What fun”. The galabings woodpecker works hard to get food too. Most of the birds are born knowing how to use tools. The galbaings woodpecker is one out of a big number of birds that is born knowing how to use tools. Galibing woodpeckers love to eat small insects that are usually live inside wood. The woodpecker`s big beak sometimes has trouble getting inside small spaces, where most of the insects live. So the bird will turn a spine into a spear. Then he can reach the small insects in the small spaces by using a tool. Do you remember Jane Goodall from the beginning of this article? If you do that is great, because you have the background knowledge. In 1960 Jane was living with the chimp. She discovered how they used tools in there own amazing way. The way the cut furry animal uses his tools is also for food. This is how a chimpanzee gets food by using a tool. The chimp will start poking small pieces of grass into a termite mound. Quickly, the chimp will take the pieces of grass and put it into his mouth. Then they started to put the grass into the termite mound, again. Then…. BOOM!! A bunch of termites come up to eat the grass. Ten the chimpanzee can eat the termites!!

In conclusion, you now know how animals get their tools in the water and how they use tool to get food. “I think it is amazing how animals use tools”. Do you? I am always wondering if they do other fascinating things. “Like maybe they can communicate by making symbols or making animal noises”. “What do you think”? Maybe next time you see an animal in your yard do not scare it away maybe notic what they are doing instead. Pay close attention next time you're out in the wild, you might just notice something fascinating!

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Created with images by PeterDargatz - "peacock animal iridescent" • English Rose247 - "Tiger" • vipfit - "dolphin pond animal" • PublicDomainPictures - "animal ape black" • Dave Williss - "Bird"

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