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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Who's a pretty Bey then? Parrot entertains wildlife park visitors with a perfect rendition of Beyonce hit If I Were A Boy

  • Chico, a nine-year-old yellow-crowned amazon parrot, is a hit with tourists
  • Crowds gather at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Boston to listen to its singing
  • Footage of the bird singing Beyonce's If I Were A Boy went viral on social media
A singing parrot has been causing a stir at a wildlife park by belting out Beyonce's If I Were A Boy.
Crowds are defying social distancing measures at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park to get a glimpse of Chico, a nine-year-old yellow-crowned amazon parrot.
The parrot has regularly broken into song since arriving at the attraction in Boston 18 months ago.  
Footage of Chico singing an incredibly accurate rendition of Beyonce's If I Were A Boy went viral after it was uploaded to social media last week.
Crowds are defying social distancing measures at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park to get a glimpse of Chico (pictured), a nine-year-old yellow-crowned amazon parrot
Crowds are defying social distancing measures at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park to get a glimpse of Chico (pictured), a nine-year-old yellow-crowned amazon parrot

He hit all the right notes as he sang the opening lines to the 2008 hit by the 38-year-old US megastar while visitors chuckled in the background.
The talented bird can also mimic other pop tracks including Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Firework by Katy Perry and You Drive Me Crazy by Gnarls Barkley.
Lincolnshire Wildlife Park CEO Steve Nichols said: 'After more than 25 years working with these amazing birds, they still never cease to amaze me.
'Who'd have ever thought that a parrot would cause social distancing problems due to being so popular.'
The parrot regularly breaks into song at the attraction in Boston since arriving at the sanctuary 18 months ago
He hit all the right notes as he sang the opening lines to the 2008 hit by the 38-year-old US megastar Beyonce (pictured) while visitors chuckled in the background
He hit all the right notes as he sang the opening lines to the 2008 hit by the 38-year-old US megastar Beyonce (pictured) while visitors chuckled in the background
Regular visitor Graham Gardner, 54, from Boston, said Chico had proved a star attraction at the park since he arrived.
He added: '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 pop star 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.'
Footage of Chico performing the Beyonce track has been viewed over 10,000 times since being uploaded last week.
Regular visitor Graham Gardner, 54, from Boston, said Chico had proved a star attraction at the park since he arrived
Regular visitor Graham Gardner, 54, from Boston, said Chico had proved a star attraction at the park since he arrived
Ellie Roby, commenting on the parks Facebook page, said: 'Oh wow I love this.'
Sophie Taylor said: 'Please, we need to see and hear more from Chico!!!'
Linda Parker posted: 'I'm in love with him saw him yesterday He told me he was a good boy then started singing I stood there in amazement.'
The Yellow Crowned Amazon is able to repeat human speech in a clear voice and can live often up to an astonishing 100 years old.
They are native to tropical South America, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago where they feast on a diet of fruits, nuts, seeds and berries.

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