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Using her paws, 9-year-old Kio flips a plastic box to position it under the hanging donuts as a footstool. She has started selecting the box over the tree stump, presumably because it is easier to manipulate.

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Grizzly bears use tools? WSU study sniffs out answer

PULLMAN — In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it’s too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can.


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