Did A Yellow-Crowned Amazon Save a Lost Language?

Yellow-crowned Amazon parrot Cookie is almost 50
At pushing 50, Cookie the Yellow-crowned Amazon parrot has forgotten all his Spanish but his English game is still strong / photo by the author Amethyst Qu

For Pride Month, I was listening to an audiobook biography of the life of explorer and prolific writer/naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, and I came across a mention of his talking pet parrot of 30 years. As a parrot owner myself, I was left wanting to know more.

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