Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
by Irene M. Pepperberg
Scientist Irene Pepperberg worked with Alex, the African Grey Parrot, for 30 years. Her research showed that Alex was able to go beyond simple mimicry and actually understood what he was saying. He knew over 100 words and could distinguish color, shape and knew numbers up to six. This is the story of their relationship that resulted in a deep bond and extraordinary scientific achievements.