Mindtrap

Watch: Elephants can make sounds on cue — and learn new ones

On command, just like our pets.

Stoeger, et. al. / Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

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Having a “memory like an elephant” isn’t an understatement.

We know a lot about these beasts’ intelligence, but their ability to memorize sounds is just starting to come to light.

Stoeger, et. al. / Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Elephants are known to make trumpeting noises, snorts, and low-frequency rumbles.

And it turns out they can do it on cue.