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Parrots solve complex mechanical problems

Untrained parrots have been solving complex mechanical problems that involved undoing a series of locks one after another; impressive feats that scientists say reveal new levels of intelligence in birds. The scientists, from Oxford University, the University of Vienna, and the Max Planck Institute, report on their experiments with Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffini) in the […]

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African Parrot “Understands” Zero

The walnut sized brain of the African grey parrot may actually be capable of comprehending abstract mathematical concepts. The bird seems to understand a numerical concept akin to zero – an abstract notion that humans don’t typically understand until they are three or four years old. Alex, the 28-year-old parrot who lives in a Brandeis […]

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