Dancing Animals With Some Serious Moves
From peacock spiders to birds-of-paradise, many animals have impressive natural rhythm.
So, you think you can dance?
Animals dance, too. They don’t all do it quite the same way we do, but they often shake their stuff for the same reasons (showing off for the opposite sex) and sometimes for vastly more complex ones. See our list of animals with smooth moves.
The first time the world saw Michael Jackson moonwalk (3:37) we went collectively bananas, wondering if we really saw what we thought we saw.
The first time you see video of the red-capped manakin bird ((Pipra mentalis) doing the moonwalk you’ll probably think the exact same thing. The red-capped manakinlives in Central and South American and the males do this fancy footwork to attract females.
Males congregate in courtship