8 unexpected animals that sing
Fri, May 13 2011 at 10:30 AM
Everyone knows that birds and insects sing with abandon, and humans undoubtedly enjoy singing. But what about other animals? Biologists define song as “a sound made by an animal during its breeding season to attract a mate and/or defend a territory,” but when you listen to whale song, it’s hard to imagine that it’s all about breeding and defending. Do some animals have a real joy of singing just as humans do? Here’s a look at some animals on Earth who vocalize in what sounds suspiciously like song.