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Elephant behaviors and communication and the poaching crisis in Africa

Elephants can communicate with each other over long distances over 5-10 miles away through a low pitched sound that is inaudible to humans. So a big question that scientists and concerned elephant lovers have is what are elephants saying to each other when poachers are killing other elephants in the region. If we understood their language better could we use the information to slow the poaching through better enforcement? The Elephant Listening Project has tried to answer that exact question. Interested? See more info here about elephant behavior and the poaching crisis in Africa


The Elephant Listening Project is a not-for-profit organization associated with the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology