Around 9,000 individuals from various parts of the U.S. and other six countries rallied at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to see not just the solar eclipse on Monday.
Melissa Albritton of Charlotte said that they want to see how the animal appears.
Park goers had their interest in the activities of the animals in the Zoo but honed their focus on the sky as the moon began to act with the sun. A 4-year-old Sophie said she has her eyes gazed at the moon. While several people were looking at the eclipse, others present at the Zoo went to the Simaming exhibit where the story changed.
Unusual animals’ act
Adam Hartstone, an adjunct scientist at Riverbanks Zoo said the siamings began calling barely 15 minutes prior to totality, which was when he began to have odd feelings. He went on to say that the siamings insisted in the calling, and it was usually because they’d often stop at the 10-minute mark, but the continued until totality. Then they went mute suddenly as the moon obliterated the moon, this is unusual because they always slow down and stop afterwards, Hartstone reported.
As the siamings kept mute, the human visitors grew wild and talked during totality, yet the siamings didn’t make a peep. The Hobert family believed the siamings were gazing at the humans in surprise.
Not just the siamings acted unusually, the flamingos also did. The zoo scientists were also surprised at the actions of the flamingos who were wild and noisy not until things grew dark. They gathered and stayed like its night.
Hartstone expressed surprised and pointed out that they’re still processing the whole thing. Hartstone said that so many publishable actions were displayed by some animals that have never acted in such manner.
Following the unique response of about 8 to 10 of the 12 animal species that were being watched on Monday, scientists they’ll experiment and come up with the meaning of such actions. However, history was created at the Riverbanks Zoo and will be helpful when analysing the behaviour of animals during eclipses.