Parrots are known for their dancing skills, from the famous Snowball, to the thousand of parrots dancing away in YouTube videos. A parrot's ability to move to a beat may have grown out of the ability to imitate sounds, according to Aniruddh Patel, Ph.D, Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego. He co-authored a study to see if animals are capable of synchronized movement.
Perhaps parrots dance for the same reason we do — because it's fun!
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