be careful where you clique
Determining whether or not animals can be creative would require that we define what creativity means. In the meantime… in Thailand, elephants paint pictures and play improvisational fusion jazz. In New Guinea, male Bower birds collect tasty berries and flowers of bling to uniquely adorn their low impact love crib.
One observation of note, especially about the bower bird… or the bird of paradise… or even among men and women of leisure…
in any given habitat, as threats to survival decrease, the complexity of imaginitive creativity increases
There’s an 8 minute program from PRI available here where you can listen to elephants rocking out and scientists being obtuse.