Secret to Elephants’ Thundering Calls Discovered – Yahoo! News

Secret to Elephants’ Thundering Calls Discovered – Yahoo! News.

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Elephants Loud Calls

Pretty amazing creatures. They travel long distances and are gentle beasts. But beware of their wrath if they lose their temper. 

Elephants’ deepest calls can thunder up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. Now, researchers have learned for the first time how the massive animals produce these sounds.

It turns out that they do it in the same way that humans talk, pushing air through their vocal cords to make them vibrate. Elephants can go much lower than humans, however, because theirvocal cords are eight times longer.

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