Cursing Parrot

On November 11, 1930 newspapers were reporting that the new parrot at the St. Louis Zoo was cursing visitors and telling them to go to Hell. He would be removed from display. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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