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Bird Brain

Meet Alex, just maybe the smartest bird on the planet. And one with a star complex, too.

By Pagan Kennedy
February 20, 2005

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Call him Alex - just Alex. This celebrity goes by one name. Personal assistants swirl around his perch, offering him water, a massage, a toy. He eats only vegan food, of course, breakfasting on broccoli cooked for him by his personal chef. Japanese film crews want to shoot him. Visiting scholars want to watch him at work. Alex the parrot ... (Full article: 1011 words)

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