13 May '11, 3pm

8 unexpected animals that sing

8 unexpected animals that sing

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 reproduction and defense. 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.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/8-unexpec...

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