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Image credit: Arno Meintjes. Elephants can detect rain hundreds of kilometers away, and head towards it.

Elephants Can Hear Rain from Hundreds of Kilometers Away

The big ears of Namibian elephants are not only for show, but they actually identify rainstorms which occur as far as 280km away. In the following step, those elephants will go for them so as to look for fresh water and something growing after rain. It is much possible that […]

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Elephants Can Distinguish Human’s Age, Gender and Ethnicity through Vocal Cues

Elephants Can Distinguish Human’s Age, Gender and Ethnicity through Vocal Cues

A joint study by University of Sussex and Amboseli Trust for Elephants finds that elephants have variable fear reaction to different human voices and they can distinguish human’s age, gender and ethnicity. The results are published in the journal PNAS. The cattle-herding Maasai people often encounter free-ranging elephants and sometimes […]

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