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8 unexpected animals that sing

May 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
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Photo: Ed.ward/Flickr

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Mice sing at supersonic levels

Did you know that mice are as smooth as Barry White in seductive singing? Male mice sing "ultrasonic" love songs while flirting with female mice, but some male mice are better at wooing by song than others, which leads to “rock stars” in the mouse world. Mice songs are too high for humans to hear, but sometimes mice can bring their songs down for human ears. Time reports on a singing mouse that chirped and trilled in the early 20th century at the Chicago Industrial Home for Children at Woodstock.