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Male Gorillas Often Sing, Hum While Eating


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Gorillas, and particularly adult males, frequently sing and hum while they eat, finds new research.

The happy-sounding gorilla singing and humming, described in the latest issue of the journal PLOS ONE, could communicate to others that the diner is content.

The sounds are referred to as singing and humming "emphasizing the pure-tone acoustical elements that may resemble melodic bird songs and music," according to authors Eva Maria Luef of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and her colleagues Thomas Breuer and Simone Pika.

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I would say it's because they're enjoying their meal. Like we sing in the shower. :yes:

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I would say it's because they're enjoying their meal. Like we sing in the shower. :yes:

I think we mostly sing in the shower due to the acoustics...

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I once heard a Bigfoot do Shakespeare.

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He should start a band. The funky monkeys.

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Primatus de la capella ~

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He should start a band. The funky monkeys.

The chimps have already beaten them to that..

But seriously... maybe there is something fundamental about the various ape species and music/singing (perhaps cetaceans as well)...

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Gorillas aren't monkeys.

Well duh! Everyone knows that, but "funky gorillas" just don't sound right.

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Well duh! Everyone knows that, but "funky gorillas" just don't sound right.

"Groovy Gorillas"?...

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"Groovy Gorillas"?...

Oh, good one. I hadn't thought of that. :)

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