12 February 2007

N'kisi the talking Parrot

Humans usuall have such rigid arrogance about "intelligence". Anyone who spends any time with animals can see coherant thoughts, emotion, preplanning, etc. Case in point, N'kisi, the African Grey parrot that has a 950 word vocabulary (BBC). Reminds me Koko the gorilla, who could use ASL (American Sign Language) with 1000 signs and could understand 2000 English words. See Kokos favorite signs. Thats more than some humans can do.