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Woman Holds The Microphone Up To Her Parrot. The Words That Come Out Of Her Mouth Are Unbelievable!

Einstein the African Grey Parrot is one intelligent bird! She has a vocabulary of more than 200 words and sounds and can perform half on cue. She became famous when she won a performance on the Animal Planet game show Pet Star. She is part of the Knoxville Zoo’s outreach program and helps educate visitors about the natural world.

Watch her on TEDTalks back in 2006 with her trainer, Stephanie White. Stephanie makes a long speech and keeps putting the microphone up to Einstein so she can add to it. From introducing herself, to imitating spaceships, to dancing, this bird does it all! You have to see it to believe it. It’s nearly six minutes long but it’s worth the watch. It’s amazing how she memorizes so many words and sounds and can do them all on command. Birds are much smarter than we give them credit for. I’m absolutely in awe!

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pig on her lap.