Gather the kids around the computer for this one folks. They’re going to want to see this. Snowball, a rescued cockatoo living at Birdlovers Only in Indiana, loves to dance. When the video of a bird rocking out to the Backstreet Boys went viral last year, animal researchers took a mild interest, assuming that it was just another stupid pet trick (Snowball has also been a guest on the Late Show).
But further research challenging Snowball to learn new rhythyms and moves eventually convinced animal behaviorists that Snowball was really dancing, the way people do, to music he enjoyed. Now evolutionary biologists are following up with their own investigations into why it is that some parrots and some elephants seem to truly be able to dance. No other animals besides humans are believed to have this ability.
But whether why or how interests you, you will love to watch Snowball’s action (and perhaps dance along). And so will the kiddos. Happy May Day!
So without further ado: