It's not just parrots - seals can sing too

Parrots are renowned for mimicking sounds and human speech but it turns out they're not the only animals with the skill.

New research has found that seals could knock our feathered friends off their perch.

'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' is a song that everyone learns at a very young age.

Now, a team of researchers at Scotland's University of St Andrews have discovered seals are able to imitate parts of the nursery rhyme and other popular tunes.

But it wasn't all for fun and games - the study aimed to garner a better understanding of vocal learning and human language development.

It found seals could be a new model to study speech disorders as they use their vocal tracts the same way as humans.

But for now, it appears they're giving our songs their approval.


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