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Audubon.org Asks Dr. Pepperberg, “Why Do Parrots Talk?”

Audubon.org Asks Dr. Pepperberg, “Why Do Parrots Talk?”

Audubon.org interviewed Dr. Pepperberg for an article about parrot-human communication: Of all the creatures on Earth, only two can produce human language: humans…and birds. Of the few birds that can imitate human speech, including mynah birds, crows, and ravens, parrots are clearly the best at it—they give […]

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Shop Amazon deals and support The Alex Foundation!

Shop Amazon deals and support The Alex Foundation!

On Wednesday, July 15th, Amazon is celebrating Prime Day, a huge event for Amazon Prime members with more deals than Black Friday. Want to shop deals and help support The Alex Foundation? Amazon Smile gives back .5% of your purchases to a charity of your choice. Amazon […]

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Join us on Tumblr

Join us on Tumblr

The Alex Foundation now has an official Tumblr! Check it out at alexfoundation.tumblr.com.

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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent on Dr. Pepperberg and Alex

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent on Dr. Pepperberg and Alex

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, who has a Ph.D. in zoology and is an award-winning author of nonfiction children’s books, has written a short blog post about Dr. Pepperberg and Alex for the iNK (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids) Nonfiction Minute blog. Patent’s post introduces Dr. Pepperberg and her work […]

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Sterner Matching Challenge!

Sterner Matching Challenge!

6/26/15 Update: Today Griffin and Athena are excited to announce that we have reached our $15,000 goal, which marks the end of the 2015 Sterner Match Challenge! A huge thank you to everyone who donated and to the Sterner family for their generous $15,000 match donation! 6/19/15 […]

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Hatchday Party, 2015!

Hatchday Party, 2015!

Griffin turned 20 years old on 4/14/15 and Athena turned 2 years old on 4/17/15! We celebrated together with our Banerry-Corknut-Yummybread! Griffin Athena

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Griffin turns 20!

Griffin turns 20!

Happy Hatchday, Griffin! Twenty years of wonderful collaboration to show the world just how smart parrots really are! Here’s to twenty more! Party is on Friday! It’s tough having to share your hatchday party with your younger sister!

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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

Griffin and Athena wish everyone a happy spring! They are both looking forward to their Hatchdays, which are next week!

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Reddit AMA – Friday March 20th – 5pm EST

Reddit AMA Dr. Irene Pepperberg   I am Dr. Irene Pepperberg, a researcher at Harvard University in the field of animal cognition, specifically of African Grey parrots. My work began with Alex, a colleague of mine for 30 years, who was shown to have the emotional age [...]Read more

April and Athena

April We wish to start by thanking all of you for your patience in waiting to hear more news about the latest addition to our lab family. Progress has not been as straightforward as we expected. Unfortunately, we received some difficult news regarding the health of baby […]

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