Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What a $1000 and some TLC can get you...

This month's National Geographic's main article was about intelligent animals with cognitive abilities. The highlight of the article was about Alex the African Grey Parrot. Through very simple but rigorous training, it was able to learn through experience and display real though process and creativity. The cutest part was when Alex made up its own word for apple, based on the similar taste to a banana and a cherry, which he called a "banerry." I was heart broken when I found out he passed away at 31 years old. If you get a chance, read the article, its very touching.

Another cute video:

It makes me want to get one too but they require lots of attention which I don't have. May be when I'm old and grey I'll get one too.

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