Thursday, October 24, 2002

MEMORY FOR TRICKS

Californian Sea Lions Dazzle with Brains
Wed Oct 23, 2:22 PM ET

...A Californian sea lion called Rio impressed American researchers by remembering a complicated trick for 10 years without practicing it once -- a feat they said showed sea lions probably have the best memory of all non-human creatures....

Many other mammals, particularly primates like monkeys and chimpanzees are good at learning tricks, but have trouble remembering them....