The Intelligent Raven

My Dear Child,


Today we will learn something about ravens. The colour of these birds appear to be black, but with a hint of blue or purple. As they grow, they form groups, with strong social ties, but when they are big enough to be on their own, they leave the nest. They group in flocks with ravens of the same age, search for food, and live in those groups until they find a partner with whom they remain for the rest of their lives. They have a language that includes some movements with the head, similar to those we do with the hands, that is to say that they make gestures and signs to communicate with each other. The Bible mentions some stories with ravens. For example, the ravens that fed Elijah or the story of Noah. “And he sent out a raven, which flew here and there until the waters were dried up from the earth”. Genesis 8:7


With much love,

by Ligyi Venegas-Johnson