Sunday, January 14, 2007

POLLY WILL BE HERE ALL NIGHT FOLKS

Does anyone else find this story slightly creepy?

A captive African grey called N'kisi has a vocabulary of 950 words and shows signs of a sense of humour. He invents his own words and phrases if he is confronted with novel ideas with which his existing repertoire cannot cope - just as a human child would do.

When he first met Dr Jane Goodall, the renowned chimpanzee expert, after seeing her in a picture with apes, N'kisi said: "Got a chimp?"

Then I bet he was like, go back to the rainforest, bitch.

2 comments:

diana said...

I liked that story, and found it slightly creepy. I find birds sligtly creepy in general.

Matthew said...

wait until you hear what the bird sounds like...

http://www.sheldrake.org/nkisi/nkisi1_text.html