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The ravens at the Tower of London: the guardians of the Tower

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Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress... There are nine ravens at the Tower today (the required six plus a few spare!). Their lodgings are to be found next to the Wakefield Tower. These magnificent birds, large members of the genus Corvus, the crow family, respond only to the Ravenmaster and should not be approached too closely by anyone else!
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Bonnie Oles (8 days ago)
Thank you for this video!
jerebuck (25 days ago)
Long may they reign.
lino klein meuleman (26 days ago)
Very smart birds.
Jose Miguel Angelo (5 months ago)
Same Like ZombiU
Bella Rose (5 months ago)
+Historical Royal Palaces I love the fact that the Ravens is are very much aware of the fact that they are very much the little stars of the show and are just strutting around saying like look at me doesn't the camera just love me ugh I'm such a natural in front of the camera I was born for this job in the spotlight I can just imagine them saying that to each other whilst playing to their adoring fans of people in the crowd omg rofl😂😂😂😂😄😄😹😹
vincenzo mastronardi (5 months ago)
stpatricksghost (10 months ago)
ThorstenVXO (1 year ago)
The ravens are certainly smarter than most of Europe's politicians.
Henri V (1 year ago)
Mono audio only in the left channel? It makes my head hurt.
Donovan Weir (1 year ago)
their wings are clipped and can't fly.
dee bishop (1 year ago)
they guard the tower what a load of rubbish they must be so mad
dee bishop (1 year ago)
how sad
Jeane Trend-Hill (1 year ago)
Can't wait to see them - it's been too long!
Очень прекрасные! Люблю врановых! Very beautiful! I like to crow family!
Sam and Stephen (2 years ago)
Nice video
MikeR-Tank (2 years ago)
British basterds. I hate you all
Hugh Franklin (1 year ago)
We don't care we've been hated by better people than you. And the word you're trying to spell is Bastards.
Taijuusei (2 years ago)
+MikeR-Tank Why is that? (I'm not British)
verticalsmurf (2 years ago)
Isn't it cheating that their wings are clipped and they aren't there by choice?
queenesther09 (2 years ago)
+verticalsmurf Kind of, but I doubt the ravens mind too much... they get plenty of good food, room to keep themselves amused over the day, and seem to be treated well.
Fred Limp (2 years ago)
I am in love with those Ravens!..found a song that really goes well with these Birds https://soundcloud.com/thecapistranobirds/like-the-ravens-the-capistrano-birds her's to those Ravens!!
John Trader (2 years ago)
if i were king id have those ravens removed immediately just to see what happens next ...
Вороны там плодятся?
piper xavier (3 years ago)
I heard in another special that they have a raven cemetary for the ravens that died of old age or some accident.
K Pate (4 years ago)
Two ravens were killed by a fox recently
Hermann Kateri (3 years ago)
+timevampire83 So the Fox said nevermore, nevermore.
timevampire83 (3 years ago)
Need to bring back the fox hunt...
Rayarena (4 years ago)
I love ravens, they're delightful birds and so smart and mischievous! If I go to the Tower of London one day, I will look forward to seeing them.
grimlund (5 years ago)
A 44 year old raven..Shit Sherlock..
Daft Beeswax (1 year ago)
Jennifer Paterson said that there's a lot of good in an old cock.
infinitecanadian (6 years ago)
These birds are actually enlisted as soldiers of Great Britain. So don't get in a fight with them or they'll peck your eyes out.
Wr3nch (6 years ago)
I was taken aback by just how smart these birds are, I think more people show appreciate an interesting aspect of British history
alexiaNBC (7 years ago)
Apparently there was one event where the ravens did flee from the tower. Following the Blitz of WWII all but two of the ravens died of shock from the bombings. After the war ended, one of the remaining ravens, "Mabel" fled from the tower and a few weeks later, its mate "Gabe" flew away to find her leaving the tower empty. Since this event occurred at the time the British Empire was being dismantled in 1946, this supported the myth carried by the ravens of the tower
Wanderer628 (1 month ago)
alexiaNBC Or is it just a myth created as the empire was falling to sound cool? A far more likely exsplantion I think.
Nosdormu (7 years ago)
That man has a really awesome job :)
ammorreztristar (8 years ago)
The tower and the Ravens-superb :)

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