Did you know that many animals love to dance? Last week, Zola, a 14-year-old gorilla, showed off his dance moves in his blue pool at The Dallas Zoo. From what looks like a break-dancing spin to a chaîné with some expansive arm gestures, Zola sure knows how to steal the spotlight!

Check out the video. It will warm you heart.


Think humans are the only ones who like to get down? Think again. While many animal mating rituals have long been compared to dancing, science never suggested that they enjoy moving to music the same way humans do. Until now, that is.

Recent research—and a slew of dancing animal videos—suggests 15 species can really dance. That is, they time their movements to the beat of music. 14 of the 15, it turns out, are different kinds of parrots.

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