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African Grey Parrots

They’re intelligent: Unlike other parrots, wild African Greys have been documented imitating the calls of several other species. Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s research with captive African Greys, most notably with a bird named Alex, has scientifically demonstrated that they possess the ability to associate simple human words with meanings, and to intelligently apply the abstract concepts of shape, […]


From the BBC: Pet services includes grooming, boarding, pet hotels, and pet-sitting. Spending on pet services should continue to grow and reach $4.11bn (£2.59bn) by the end of 2012, said APPA President Bob Vetere. Pet insurance is expected to be another growth area, with spending estimated at $450m (£284m) in 2011. A wide range of […]

Ram + Deer

Click through to the BBC for more. Changmao the ram and Chunzi the doe’s “unconventional relationship” have made them popular with the public. The pair were forcibly separated last year but were eventually reunited. But Changmao has not been exactly faithful to Chunzi. He fathered a baby lamb with the zoo’s only female sheep. That […]


From the Post-Intelligencer: EST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A stray cat that survived two trips to a Utah animal shelter’s gas chamber now has a new home. Officials at West Valley City’s animal shelter in Utah say the cat named Andrea hadn’t been adopted for 30 days when shelter officials tried to put her to […]