Kids News: How do animals behave in an eclipse?

When a total solar eclipse* transforms day into night, will tortoises start acting romantic? Will giraffes gallop? Will anyone sing odd notes?

Researchers will be standing by to observe how animals’ routines at Fort Worth Zoo in Texas are disrupted* when skies fall on April 8. They previously detected other strange animal behavior in 2017 at a South Carolina zoo that was in the path of total darkness.

“To our astonishment, most of the animals did surprising things,” said North Carolina State University researcher Dr Adam Hartstone-Rose, who led the observations published in the journal Animals.

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