Snowball the dancing cockatoo

Snowball’s dancing prowess first came to the world’s attention in a 2007 viral video. Now, scientists studying the cockatoo have identified 14 distinct dance moves that he uses in his routines. See Snowball at work in this incredible video.

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  1. In groups, choreograph your own one-minute dance routine to a song of your choice. Use Snowball’s moves for inspiration.
  2. Animals seem to be a lot cleverer than we’ve judged. Write a letter to a pet or animal close to your heart. If it could understand you, what would you say to it? Write at least three paragraphs, directly addressing the animal.