African grey parrots at a UK zoo removed from display after they start swearing
Parrots at a UK Wildlife park were removed from public view after swearing and hurling obscenities at visitors. The parrots seem to have taught each other to swear during quarantine and had even mastered the art of laughing at their own swearing. The five notorious birds, who go by the names, Billy, Tyson, Elsie, Jade, and Eric, arrived at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park back on August 15 via donations from five different people in the same week.
It was shortly after they met up that they all started encouraging one another to curse. The parrots are called African grey's and are good at learning vocalisations from all sorts of noises. Visitors who went to the park were so amused by the bird's antics, no complaints were made even after being called the f*** word.
According to the park chief, Steve Nichols the birds had developed the art of laughing at their own swearing, "all you hear the birds doing is making obscenities and laughing together", and the more people laughed at them, the more the birds swore. The park officials decided to remove them as children would soon be visiting the park.They have since been put into separate groups to discourage their behaviour.