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Animals are incredible: Interesting Fact: Alex the parrot's (A subject of a 37-year experiment) last words to his caretaker were "You be good. I love you. interesting-fact.tumblr.com arry-truman casatoo: sugar-spider: a-whole-clan-of-johnnys: interesting-fact: Source CRY A LOT TRY NOT TO CRY LIE DOWN holy shit dude If you don't know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That's fucking mindblowing. Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn't do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots. Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter. She named it All Ball and she loved it Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn't think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc. And then "Sleep, cat". She understood death. She's had two kittens since then Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes. Animals are incredible
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Animals are incredible: Interesting Fact: Alex the parrot's (A subject of a 37-year experiment) last words to his caretaker were "You be good. I love you. interesting-fact.tumblr.com arry-truman casatoo: sugar-spider: a-whole-clan-of-johnnys: interesting-fact: Source CRY A LOT TRY NOT TO CRY LIE DOWN holy shit dude If you don't know Alex, I suggest you read up on him. Because yeah, sure, any parrot can mimic, but Alex was one of the first to prove on many occasions that he understood the meaning behind the words he said With that in mind, just think about what he said for a sec. Alex had to understand on some level that death means leaving. That's fucking mindblowing. Alex also was shown to have the intelligence of a young child, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old. He could do basic addition and subtraction, and independently taught himself the concept of zero (something that most CIVILIZATIONS couldn't do!) He had a vocabulary of thousands of words, some of which he made up himself, and had deep interpersonal bonds with many scientists and trainers, as well as other parrots. Alex the parrot is basically the coolest bird ever animals are often smarter than you think. There is/was a gorilla they taught sign language to. And one day she asked for a kitten. they gave her a stuffed animal but she signed sad. She wanted a real one. She was allowed to choose one from a litter. She named it All Ball and she loved it Except one day All Ball escaped from the cage and was hit by a car. And this shows you just how much animals can understand. They signed what had happened but didn't think the gorilla would understand. But she started making weeping, howling/crying sounds and the signs for bad, sad, etc. And then "Sleep, cat". She understood death. She's had two kittens since then Animals understand more than you think. Depends on the animal, yes. Animals are incredible
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princessleastlikely: twilighttheunicorn: mandopony: ultrafacts: Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) had a vocabulary of over 100 words, but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. For example, when Alex was shown an object and was asked about its shape, color, or material, he could label it correctly. He could understand that a key was a key no matter what its size or color, and could figure out how the key was different from others. One day, he asked what color he was, and learned “grey” after being told the answer six times. This made him the first non-human animal to have ever asked an existential question. [x] Alex’s last words were also “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” [x]  These were the same words that Alex would say every day when his owner left the lab. (Fact Source) Follow Ultrafacts for more facts “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” a parrot actually said these words, and meant it, before he died. I’m getting choked up Alex the parrot is actually one of my favorite animal intelligence stories/examples. What a smart birb. Oh my goodness. : The first animal to ask an existential question was from a parrot named Alex. He asked what color he was, and learned that it was "grey Ultrafacts.tumblr.com princessleastlikely: twilighttheunicorn: mandopony: ultrafacts: Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) had a vocabulary of over 100 words, but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. For example, when Alex was shown an object and was asked about its shape, color, or material, he could label it correctly. He could understand that a key was a key no matter what its size or color, and could figure out how the key was different from others. One day, he asked what color he was, and learned “grey” after being told the answer six times. This made him the first non-human animal to have ever asked an existential question. [x] Alex’s last words were also “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” [x]  These were the same words that Alex would say every day when his owner left the lab. (Fact Source) Follow Ultrafacts for more facts “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” a parrot actually said these words, and meant it, before he died. I’m getting choked up Alex the parrot is actually one of my favorite animal intelligence stories/examples. What a smart birb. Oh my goodness.

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hersheywrites: twilighttheunicorn: mandopony: ultrafacts: Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) had a vocabulary of over 100 words, but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. For example, when Alex was shown an object and was asked about its shape, color, or material, he could label it correctly. He could understand that a key was a key no matter what its size or color, and could figure out how the key was different from others. One day, he asked what color he was, and learned “grey” after being told the answer six times. This made him the first non-human animal to have ever asked an existential question. [x] Alex’s last words were also “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” [x]  These were the same words that Alex would say every day when his owner left the lab. (Fact Source) Follow Ultrafacts for more facts “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” a parrot actually said these words, and meant it, before he died. I’m getting choked up Alex the parrot is actually one of my favorite animal intelligence stories/examples. What a smart birb. Why am I emotional right now? : The first animal to ask an existential question was from a parrot named Alex. He asked what color he was, and learned that it was "grey Ultrafacts.tumblr.com hersheywrites: twilighttheunicorn: mandopony: ultrafacts: Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) had a vocabulary of over 100 words, but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. For example, when Alex was shown an object and was asked about its shape, color, or material, he could label it correctly. He could understand that a key was a key no matter what its size or color, and could figure out how the key was different from others. One day, he asked what color he was, and learned “grey” after being told the answer six times. This made him the first non-human animal to have ever asked an existential question. [x] Alex’s last words were also “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” [x]  These were the same words that Alex would say every day when his owner left the lab. (Fact Source) Follow Ultrafacts for more facts “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” a parrot actually said these words, and meant it, before he died. I’m getting choked up Alex the parrot is actually one of my favorite animal intelligence stories/examples. What a smart birb. Why am I emotional right now?

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