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Parrot Star Wows Japan with Chain Puzzle

Blue-and-gold macaw beats people every time solving a chain puzzle

By Jessica Pineda

The newest parrot star is Ten, a female blue-and-gold macaw, in Toyko, Japan. She can solve a chain puzzle in 30 seconds when it takes humans over an hour.  Daichi Yamanaka, a parrot keeper at a botanical garden where Ten lives, hosts a show where the audience has the chance to try to best the parrot star at the game. But so far, none have been able to.

Part of the reason no one can beat her is because Ten already knows how to solve the puzzle. According to Yamanaka, Ten was determined to figure it out when she first received the toy and solved it soon after. Against the parrot star, excited challengers are defeated each and every time.

See Ten, the parrot star, solve the chain-puzzle before all her challengers in this video (courtesy of REUTERS) here:

Posted: March 28, 2008, 5am EST

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That is a very good article and that is one smart bird.
Dee, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/17/2010 6:14:34 AM
It's a interesting story.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 12/19/2009 7:49:45 AM
Interesting story. I will watch the video soon.
Janet, Henderson, NV
Posted: 4/2/2009 6:10:15 AM
I want to get that puzzle for my bird. Where do I get one?
Michele, Eastlake, OH
Posted: 11/28/2008 4:36:57 PM
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