While Betty the New Caledonian crow may share a similar name with Betsy the border collie, this special bird and her species have a set of animal skills that defy comparison. Scientists were curious about crows' widespread use of tools in the wild, and wondered whether the skills required were learned or innate. In order to test that, they raised four hatchlings in a lab completely separated from any adults. As soon as they spread their wings, the birds took to using tools, proving they were born with the skills. In an experiment featured in National Geographic, Betty came upon a glass tube with a tiny food-filled basket in its center. She found a piece of straight wire placed beside the tube, and even though this was the first time she saw the tool, she took it in her beak, placed it in a crack in the floor, bent it into a hook, and retrieved the basket and food.