Disco Ronan the Sea Lion

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Ronan the sea lion is said to be the first non-human mammal to keep a musical beat without other cues. Sure, humans and birds can do it, but they also sing. Ronan was trained to do this, but once she got the hang of what the researchers wanted, she can synch her "dancing" to new songs with different beats. Link

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I saw this story on CNN. Researchers spent 18 months teaching the sea lion to do this. How much money do you think went into that? Money that could have been spent on medical research.
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