Amazing Sea Lion Can Really Keep A Beat! [VIDEO]
Look out “Dancing With the Stars”. Next season you may have to go aquatic if Ronan, a sea lion at UC-Santa Cruz, gets any better at keeping a beat. Check out the video of her “getting down” to some disco and Backstreet Boys tunes.
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According to the school website she is the first of her kind.
Ronan is the first non-human mammal convincingly shown to be able to keep the beat. Ronan’s sense of rhythm undercuts an increasingly influential theory that beat keeping requires a capacity for complex vocal learning, according to Peter Cook, a graduate student in psychology at UC Santa Cruz
I guess the next logical step is to teach her how to “country (sea) lion dance”. Ouch.