A moment of sadness for an ex-parrot

by Liza on Sep. 10th, 2007

Alex, an African Gray parrot who was the subject of many groundbreaking studies on bird intelligence, learning, and communication, as well as the subject of many, many documentaries and educational TV programs, has died in Massachusetts at the age of 31. (The title of this post isn't meant to be flip: I had the distinct privilege of meeting Alex a few years ago, on a trip through MIT's Media Lab, and I can honestly say I've never met a smarter and more charismatic bird.)

*All due credit to Monty Python

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Joe says:

Perhaps not everyone gets the reference.

posted on Mon, 09/10/2007 - 5:36pm

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