Sunday, September 16, 2007

Alex

You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.
Alex


A scientific experiment that turned into a love story. Alex and Irene´s.

Un experimento científico que se transformó en una historia de amor. La de Alex e Irene.
Portate bien, nos vemos mañana. Te amo.
Alex

6 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

The death of Alex must have been devastating to a lot of people. I know I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it and it makes you wonder just how much the bird knew and could it reason and think like we think? Anyway. I think wildlife is a lot smarter than we give them credit for.

Also, I saw that you had wiki-ed me. I am so old and out of the loop, so to speak, that I really don't know what that means or where to find it. Maybe you could give me some direction.

I appreciate your visits to my blogs and also the links that you have provided me here.

Thanks.

99 said...

It touched my heart too.
Why is it that the human race is so inclined to disqualify any different being? I´ve witnessed cows taking care of crippled calves that weren´t of their own and even a female dog nursing a cat...
We have a lot to learn.

(To see your entry you just enter the Wikipedia.org site and look for Sendai at the English section. At the very bottom is your link. It´s my husband´s gift for you)

Fernando (Nerd Gaucho) said...

How sad.

But look at the bright side... we still have Einstein!

http://giussani.typepad.com/loip/2006/02/ted2006_small_m.html

Einstein is also a grey African parrot, like Alex was.

See this video of Einstein!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHJugO5ivpo

Einstein vive en el Zoo de Knoxville, Tennessee!
http://www.knoxville-zoo.org/einstein.htm

And about your comments:

Scientists think that animals think
http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2002/03.14/01-thinking.html

Chimp Study: Only Humans Are Spiteful
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/07/16/spite_ani.html?category=animals&guid=20070716170030


Bat language discovered by neurobiologist who studies auditory system
http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2004/bats.html

Lab chimp speaks his own language
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn3218.html

Saludos,
FC

99 said...

I loved it! Gracias Gaucho!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Absolutely incredible! Makes me look at my peacocks in Marrakech in a whole new light:-)

99 said...

Yeah... isn´t it enlightening? I thought of you choosing peacocks for your guest house warming welcome... they tell a lot about you!
Thanks for passing by Maryam. I only hope I can visit you some day. (really soon)