Sea Lion Is First Non-Human Mammal Shown To Keep a Beat

  • Ronan, a resident sea lion at UC Santa Cruz, is now the first non-human mammal with a proven ability to keep the beat to music. It was previously suggested that only animals with the ability to mimic voices (like humans and parrots can do) would be able to mimic a rhythmic sound. But Ronan’s accomplishments seem to disprove this assumption as she bops her head to the beat.

    Well, either that or maybe Ronan’s just a really hardcore Backstreet Boys fan.