Scientists who observe the behavior of living things always admit they come across miracles. One of those living that amazes scientists is a crow called Betty.
These crows, which belong to the species Corvus moneduloides live on the island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean. They were already known to use twigs to dig food out holes they could not reach otherwise. The metal rod Betty bent in the laboratory, however, is a tool not found in nature. What is more, the twigs found in nature are not as flexible as a metal rod. This is therefore a most astonishing finding. Because an animal selects a metal rod from all the other objects around it and uses it as a tool to resolve a particular problem. The mental basis for Betty’s behavior is a complete mystery to scientists.
This amazing performance by a crow is one of the manifest proofs of the perfection in the order created by Allah in the earth and sky. It is Allah Who inspires the crow to use these tools. Allah reveals how he inspires intelligence in living things in these verses:
" Your Lord revealed to the bees: ‘Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect. Then eat from every kind of fruit and travel the paths of your Lord, which have been made easy for you to follow.’ From inside them comes a drink of varying colors, containing healing for mankind. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who reflect." (Sura an-Nahl, 68-69)