Animals That Can Keep a Beat are Rare

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animal musicMany animals like to play on instruments and somehow keep a rhythm going, but the question is, can animals keep a beat? Patricia Gray, a researcher, was startled when a bonobo named Kanzi was copying her while she was absent-mindedly tapping on the glass. The animal continued to copy the researcher even as the pace of the tapping went faster.

After this finding, there are have been other creatures that have the ability to synchronize their movements to a beat. However, most of the time they are not really synchronizing to a beat of a rhythm as told by the researchers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

This ability is still unclear as to whether animals can learn this ability or it is already innate.

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