Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Some Sad News

There are always leaders in every field: in the field of parrots, a great talent has passed away. Alex, the Parrot, worked six to eight hours a day, every day, studying parrot speech: . As you can see from his picture, he is an African Grey, thought to be the most intelligent, or at least, the most easily taught to speak of all parrots. Lets all remember to tell our pets "I Love you" as Alex's owners/researchers told him the night they last saw him, to which he replied "You'll be in tomorrow". I'd suggest a moment of silence, but perhaps more fitting is for us to all say "seven", which he had only just learned, having long been able to count to six.

1 comment:

Carl said...

I just finished reading the book by Alex's human flockmate, Irene Pepperberg. What an amazng tale, and an amazing and rough journey for both of them!

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007