Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how?

From: KPJ (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 03:20:35 MST

It appears as if Terry Donaghe <> wrote:
|There is one particular African Grey parrot which can count and add and
|recognize colors and materials, all out loud - I saw a show about it on the
|Discovery Channel a while back. That particular breed is known to be
|extremely intelligent - some bird lovers claim that Greys are as smart as a
|3 or 4 year old child. Our cockatoo is probably just a level or two smarter
|than our dog.

I saw a TV program which showed intelligent parrots that had started to
feed on sheep: the parrots noted that sheep cannot defend their backs, so
they land on them, hack up holes in the backs of the sheep, and feed on
the flesh. Somewhere in Australia or New Zealand, I believe.

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