We are thrilled to announce a new addition to the Pepperberg Lab! Meet April, a female, baby Congo African Grey, hatched April 1st, 2013.
She was raised and generously donated by Feathered Follies in Concord, California: http://www.featheredparrotdise.com/. She will be arriving at the lab in mid-August.
We are all excited to have a new bird come to the lab and to see how much she will grow! Dr. Pepperberg is particularly excited to have the opportunity to work with a female Grey, where she has only worked with males in the past.
The timing of April coming into our lives seems serendipitous. Having just moved into a new lab space that is bigger and more accommodating, makes getting a second bird ideal and April is a great age for beginning the Avian Learning Experiment.
So, in honor of this beautiful baby girl, and to help us recover from the many expenses of moving the lab, we are holding a Baby Shower for April and House Warming for the new space! If you would like to contribute, please head over to our Gift Shop. You will see now that the first pages are items that we need for April and the lab that you can donate toward. We are asking for monetary donations toward specific items rather than physical items due to health restrictions.
When you donate, we will send you a picture of April and Griffin with the item you contributed toward and a personal thank you note from Dr. Pepperberg, but please note that April will not be arriving until mid August, so pictures will be taken and sent near the end of August.
We welcome donations by check as well if you prefer to contribute that way! Please make checks payable to The Alex Foundation and write in the memo which item you would like the money to go to.
Please send checks to:
Department of Psychology, William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
We regret having to again ask for your generosity so soon after our last fundraiser (that thanks to all of you was a great success!) As I’m sure you can imagine, we have been hit with many unexpected expenses. We cannot say enough how grateful we are for everyone’s support.
We are looking forward to the changes that are continuing to unfold and cannot wait to share more exciting developments with you!