The truth is, your pets, the animals at the zoo and the animals in the wild are probably not as excited as people are for the solar eclipse, but it could be interesting to see how they behave!

Martha Register is the VP of Education at the Greensboro Science Center. She says the eclipse might not have much of an effect on their animals, but they’re going to be paying close attention to the birds because they are very cued in to lighting.

“For them it may just be a shadow passing over, that’s all an eclipse is,” Register explains. “It may make them think ‘Hey! Is it supper time yet?’ They also have an internal clock, so a couple minutes of darkness may or may not scare them.