FROM GRIEVING TO SNEAKING: : Elephants can guess human’s age and even ethnicity by listening to a voice


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  • Elephants can distinguish a warlike tribe from a more peaceable people by listening to their voices
  • African elephants in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya can tell the difference between two languages used by the Massai and Kamba tribes
  • They use voice and language to help them work out which humans pose a threat to them so they can choose whether to attack or not

An elephant never forgets…a voice.

A study found the gentle giants can distinguish a warlike tribe from a more peaceable people, simply by listening to recordings of their voices.

Not only could the African elephants tell the two languages apart, they could also work out if the speaker was a man or a woman and an adult or a child.

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7 thoughts on “FROM GRIEVING TO SNEAKING: : Elephants can guess human’s age and even ethnicity by listening to a voice

    • You are completely right, Carmen. We never give enough credit to any of these sentient beings. I have added Jeffrey Masson’s book to my wish list on Amazon. Thank you so much for drawing my attention to it. You are an absolute fount of wonderful information, my friend. ♥

      • Ah, he is a wonderful, compassionate author. While many will keep living in denial, kind and generous spirits like yours will appreciate this book and what lies behind. ♥

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