| August 8, 2005
- Tune in to the "The Early Show" on CBS this Wednesday morning, Aug.
10, to watch Einstein, star of Knoxville Zoo's popular Bird Show,
entertain another television audience.
along with Stephanie White, Knoxville Zoo Lead Bird Show Trainer,
will make a guest appearance on the show during the 8 a.m. hour.
This is Einstein and Stephanie's
second appearance on national television since July when they made
an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and
were a huge hit. There they shared the spotlight with TV star and
comedian Roseanne Barr and 2005 American Idol runner-up Bo Bice.
Einstein is a Congo African grey parrot that was hatched in California
in 1987. The couple that owned Einstein donated her to Knoxville
Zoo in 1992. Since then she has been the star of Knoxville Zoo&'s
Bird Show and a popular "spokesbird" for the zoo.
African grey parrots are one
of the smartest bird species and are also known as one of the best
talking / mimicking species. Einstein is extremely intelligent,
even for an African grey. She has an extensive verbal vocabulary
and is able to mimic animals and other sounds. It is believed her
vocabulary exceeds 200 words and sounds. Of that, about 80 are on
Wish Einstein and Stephanie well as they represent Knoxville Zoo.