A family member sent me this funny video of a Sea Lion that can keep a beat! It is pretty funny and entertaining.
The Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Laboratory (I know right!) at the University of California in Santa Cruz trained this special Ronan, the Sea Lion to bob his head to the beat. The Youtube video description reads, “One of our resident sea lions, Ronan, is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat with musical stimuli. This challenges earlier evidence from humans and parrots suggesting that complex vocal mimicry is a necessary precondition for flexible rhythmic entrainment.”
While Ronan is not naturally musically talented like Cody and Sierra I still think it shows how smart animals are. It also show how much they can react and learn from music too.
Hey, maybe Ronan could join our band! 🙂 A head bobbing Sea Lion and two Singing Dogs would be pretty hilarious.