Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo Has Upped His Game, Study Finds

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A sulfur-crested cockatoo, the same species as Snowball. (Credit: Martin Pelanek/Shutterstock)

Whether it’s doing the twist, the moonwalk or flossing, people love to dance. Moving to music is a universal human phenomenon. But curiously, in the animal kingdom our need to bust a move is nearly unique. Not even primates – our closes evolutionary relatives – dance. Parrots are the only known exception.

The vocal birds have a couple of go-to dance moves. They bob their heads and lift their fe

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