English Parrot Unfazed By The Whole Beyhive Thing, Seen Belting Out Beyoncé's 'If I Were A Boy'
Chico the parrot is providing much needed comical relief.
September 02, 2020 at 5:45 pm
It’s hard to find anybody on the planet who can come close to matching Beyoncé's talent, but one parrot in England is up to the task.
According to CNN, Chico the parrot -- apparently unfazed by bees being the animal species most associated with Bey and her fans -- is dazzling visitors at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. He was recently seen performing a rendition of Beyoncé's hit, “If I Were A Boy.”
A spokesman for the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park said “Chico is a wonderful little yellow crowned Amazon parrot that gets on with both people and birds here at the sanctuary."
"He has resided here for a little over 18 months and without doubt he’s one of the star attractions," the spokesperson said, according to Boston Standard. "Only being 9 years old means he has many years of entertaining in front of him and who knows, Simon Cowell may have started X Factor for animals by then!”
Park employees first noticed Chico’s talent when the facility closed down because of the pandemic.
"After more than 25 years working with these amazing birds, they still never cease to amaze me,’ Steve Nichols, the park’s CEO, told Metro. "Who’d have ever thought that a parrot would cause social distancing problems due to being so popular?"
Park visitor Graham Gardner said “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,” Gardner said. “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.”