Elephants Can Distinguish Human Voices By Age, Ethnicity

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•10 Mar 13, 2014

According to a new study, elephants can discern people of different ages, sexes, and ethnic groups based on the humans’ voices, a skill researchers say helps the animals remember threatening groups. What do you think?

  • “Big deal. I can pick out people of different ethnicities just by looking at them.”

    Lucille Flaherty –
    Production Accountant

  • “As cool as that is, I’d advise them to just go ahead and bolt at the sound of any human voice.”

    Scott Breuninger –
    Standardized Test Proctor

  • “Those big flappy ears can do anything.”

    Jeffrey Nicholson –
    Cable Box Repairer

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