Running, Dancing, Silence: How Animals Reacted to Solar Eclipse


During the recent total solar eclipse, cranes appeared to dance, and meerkats ran around erratically, zookeepers have reported.
Scientists and wildlife experts observed the unusual behaviors exhibited by animals at various zoos across the United States during the rare event, which was visible across North America on April 8.
The San Antonio Zoo filmed the event and posted the video on X, formerly Twitter, showing how animals reacted as the moon passed between the sun and Earth.
Animals react to the solar eclipse! ๐ŸŒ‘โ˜€๏ธ
Clip 1: Meerkats, during totality, erratically running throughout their habitat as one large group!
Clip 2: Whooping cranes dancing just after totality
Clip 3: Flamingos congregating during totality
Clip 4: Meerkats approaching and… โ€” San Antonio Zoological Society ๐Ÿฆ (@SanAntonioZoo) April 9, 2024


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