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Alex & Me

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I just finished reading Alex & Me: How a Scientist and Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence – and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene Pepperberg. It was a quick, sad but also uplifting, and interesting read. It was the kind of book that you just don’t want to put down. It makes you question what you know about intelligence and language and the distinctions between humans and other animals. It’s also a powerful story about perseverance. Pepperberg faced so many challenges in her journey to teach people about Alex’s capabilities. Many people would just give up. But she believed that what she was doing was important, and she believed that she could succeed. Very inspiring story.


Written by Lisa

September 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm

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