- 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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