10 Amazing Animal World Records
Julie and Ed Cardoza are parrot trainers and owners of Zac, a 25-year-old parrot who holds a Guinness World Record for the most basketballs slam-dunked by a parrot in a minute. The Cardozas, from San Jose, California, have been presenting a show of their trained birds for over 20 years at birthday parties, corporate events, libraries, and schools. Zac can bike, scooter, skateboard, roll over, raise a flag, and more. Julie and Ed have raised the Harlequin Macaw since he was a baby and trained him daily for 22 years until his recent retirement. "Now," says Julie, "he just shoots hoops for the fun of it!" He also holds the record for most soda cans opened by a parrot in 60 seconds.