The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity

The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity

Eugene Linden


A gorilla shrewdly sells again a lacking key chain to the top bidder. An orangutan choices a lock to allow himself out of his zoo enclosure and elephants undertake a tag-team technique to continue their handlers from placing them again into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, famous environmentalist Eugene Linden bargains multiple hundred real anecdotes approximately animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even stories of deception or manipulation of humans. Drawing at the first-person stories of veterinarians, box biologists, researchers, and running shoes, Linden has compiled a warmly exciting and powerfully persuasive argument for animal recognition that, whereas no longer human, some distance exceeds what people frequently supply animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament includes amazing tales which are certain to resonate with animal enthusiasts, turning skeptics all over into believers.

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