- A parrot in England named Chico has wowed netizens after it rendered a smooth cover of Beyoncé’s If I Were A Boy
- Callers at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park were beyond amazed at the performance of the amazon bird as they giggled in the background
- The bird has also performed a cover for other popular pop songs, among which are Poker Face by Lady Gaga and Firework by Katy Perry
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A parrot has become a world celebrity after it rendered a smooth cover of Beyoncé’s If I Were A Boy. Called Chico, the nine-year-old amazon parrot is known to sing at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Boston, England.
A clip of the bird giving a marvellous rendition of Beyoncé’s song went viral since it was uploaded on social media.
The Guardian reports that the bird maintained very good notes singing the opening lines to the 2008 hit as visitors to the park were amazed.
Among other songs it has mimicked are Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Firework by Katy Perry and You Drive Me Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.
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Steve Nicholas, the park CEO, said that despite working with birds for the past 25 years, they have never stopped amazing him.
A constant caller at the park, Graham Gardner, a 54-year-old from Boston, said that Chico has always been a star attraction at the park.
“People can’t get enough of him, there’s always a line of people waiting to see him - it’s like he’s an actual popstar at times. He’ll just break into song randomly and it leaves people in hysterics. He’s actually got a very good voice. Maybe Simon Cowell might get in touch, you never know."
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It should be noted that yellow-crowned amazon parrots can often repeat human speech and can live up to a 100 years old. They are mostly found in South America, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago where they are wont to feed on fruits, seeds and berries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported a mother Gorilla cuddled its newborn hours after it was born in England.
The infant was given birth to at Bristol Zoo Gardens in England, a good development to the endangered species.
Known as Momma Kala, the birth of its baby was said to have happened overnight as the daddy called Jock and other family members were some metres away.
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