It’s hard to believe that Alex the African Grey Parrot has been gone from our lives for over 2 years now. I remember when I first heard of Alex’s passing. I could not believe it was true. This African Grey Parrot helped change so many views on Parrots. Irene Pepperberg’s work with Alex helped non-bird people learn what we as bird lovers already knew, “that birds are very intelligent and have the brain capacity of a three year old child.” He turned non believers into believers.
Alex will always have a special place in my heart. My African Grey Jerry is also very smart but no one can hold a candle to Alex except of course his brother Griffin. Griffin is now carrying the teaching torch for Alex. In honor of Alex, I thought I would include a video clip of just how smart he really was. This is a PBS special on Alex narrated by Alan Alda.
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Let me know your thoughts on Alex.