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posted 5/22/2008 9:28:58 AM |
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TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

"We checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. So we told them we've found Yosuke," Uemura said.

The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

But Yosuke apparently wasn't keen on opening up to police officials.

"I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me," Uemura said.

Amazing, huh??

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May 22 @ 9:51AM  
I heard about this. A parrot speaking Japanese. That would be quite funny to hear. I also heard about the donkey getting thrown in jail in Mexico.

May 22 @ 10:17AM  
I saw a Utube video that showed elephants in thailand drawing self portraits.... Up to this day, I dont believe my eyes..... Drew a perfect pic of an elephant holding a rose with his trunk....

May 22 @ 10:31AM  
Actually, it's a lot easier for the birds to learn Asian words than English....Good story...

May 22 @ 10:50AM  
smart bird, good blog,

May 22 @ 7:00PM  
those cops there much be bad men... if the birds don't want to sing to them

May 24 @ 12:46AM  
I tried this trick with my ex-wife. Took years practicing and all but eventually it came to pass that she never came home. Of course by that time it was kinda good that she didn't.

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