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If you'd like to see Alex in action, don't miss “How Smart Are Animals?” on Nova ScienceNow on February 9 at 8:00 on CET and 10:00 on ThinkTV!

Also take a look at the 1992 Scientific American Frontier episode called Animal Einsteins: If Only They Could Speak (there is a classroom discussion guide to the episode) as well as Alex's later appearance on a 2001 episode called Pet Tech: Entertaining Parrots. There's lots more available online! Or search “Alex the Parrot” on YouTube to find video coverage of Dr. Pepperberg's research and the news footage of Alex's death.

Pet Cam: Share your pet's tricks!
In the spirit of Alex & Me, we've also launched a Pet Cam on our YouTube Channel. Check it out! And, if you'd like to submit your own entry, send your video file (.mov or .wmv) to Emily Baute. We'll add it to the line-up!

For a few more videos on animal communication or parrots, try these works in the library's collection:

Jane Goodall's When Animals Talk
The famous researcher presents stories of pet owners and others whose lives have been touched by communication with animals.

Signs of the Apes, Songs of the Whales
A Nova program on the subject, available on VHS only.

Silence of the Bees; Parrots in the Land of Oz
The second in this pair of episodes from the TV show Nature explores the colorful Australian parrot population.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
This beautiful documentary follows a man as he interacts with a flock of wild parrots in a San Francisco neighborhood; it also shows how the non-native species has adjusted to that ecosystem.

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