Elephant herd in Damaraland District, Namibia
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March forth!. The eloquence of elephants
Scientists are studying the sometimes-surprising ways in which African elephants converse—including the ultra-low frequency sounds they can make that are imperceptible to humans. The subharmonic noises vibrate through the ground and can be felt by other elephants on the bottoms of their feet. And who knows, maybe these sounds follow a kind of grammatic structure we don’t yet comprehend.