A sanctuary in New Zealand got an adorable surprise when they discovered that one of their rare birds loves to boogie.

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary posted footage of the young kiwi dancing around in his feeding station around 7 a.m NZDT. As a notoriously reclusive and nocturnal bird, it’s rare for the animal to be so active, so close to sunrise.

Speaking with the publication StuffNZ, the sanctuary’s head ranger Kelly Gough said it was difficult to know exactly what the chick was up to. “The fact he is just jumping around without any provocation … normally, if they’re going to jump around it’s because of another kiwi poking them out of the way or giving them a kick,” she said. Read more…

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Rare footage captures young kiwi having a nocturnal dance party