Large repertoire of vocalizations, including: Low frequency, long distance calls to maintain contact between roving individuals or groups Close range, high pitched calls indicate mood Loud trumpeting indicates alarm, surprise Low snorts signal changes in immediate environment, alerting herd.
An experiment reveals that elephants not only cooperate, but that they understand the logic behind teamwork. Jorge Ribas reports on the findings. In the test, two animals had to work together - each pulling on a rope in order to tug a platform towards them
Elephants continue to fascinate both scientists and general observers alike. They are recognised as being among the most intelligent creatures on earth. In fact, some enthusiasts believe that their intelligence rivals that of human beings.