Einstein, the African grey parrot, squawked to fame after a winning performance on the Animal Planet game show Pet Star. She has a vocabulary of more than 200 words and sounds; she can perform nearly half on a cue from her trainer, Stephanie White. She can also impersonate a spaceship, a monkey and even a skunk.
Einstein is part of the Knoxville Zoo’s outreach program, helping educate thousands of visitors about the natural world every year
The first video below is Einstein’s TED Talk from 2006:
Below is an excellent mini documentary on Einstein from Animal Planet: