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FOR KIDS: A bird that keeps the beat

A dancing cockatoo shows that humans aren’t the only animals with rhythm

View videos of the parrots dancing

The idea for a science experiment can come from an unusual place. After watching a YouTube video of a dancing bird named Snowball, a scientist in California decided to study the ability of animals to keep the beat.

Bird lovers have long claimed that their pets have rhythm, and there are many videos of dancing birds online. Until now, scientists have suspected that humans are the only animals that can accurately keep rhythm with music.

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