June 30, 2005 - Be sure to tune into the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday,
July 6, at 11:30 p.m. on WBIR-TV Ch. 10. Einstein, star of Knoxville
Zoos popular Bird Show, along with Lead Bird Show Trainer Stephanie
White, will make a guest appearance on the show. The zoo will share
the couch with Roseanne Barr. Musical guests will be American Idol
runner-up Bo Bice accompanied by Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora.
Einstein, an African grey parrot, has an extensive verbal vocabulary
and is able to mimic animals and other sounds. These types of parrots
are one of the smartest bird species and are known as the best talkers.
Einstein was hatched in California in 1987 and was donated to Knoxville
Zoo in 1992 by a couple that owned her.
Einstein is also being featured on the Animal Planet web site for
an appearance she made on Pet Star.
Here to Watch the Video
Animal Planet is giving online voters a chance to decide on their
favorite contestant of all time by watching clips of several of
the different animals. Einstein is leading now, but we would like
for everyone to log on and cast their vote.
Here to Vote for Einstein
Wish Einstein and Stephanie well as they represent Knoxville
Zoo in front of a national television audience and don't forget