Com’on everybody – add your voice to the cause! Reblogged from wildlifesnpits,


I’ve made it no secret that forest elephants are hidden giants, concealed by the vast canopy cover of Central African forests. To study them, one has to get creative. For me, it was collecting dung. For Dr. Peter Wrege, it’s sound. Wrege’s background is cemented in bird behavior, but for the past decade he has been heading the Elephant Listening Project, an organization to study and protect elephants using their sounds. I was able to see Wrege speak recently and will share with you some of the amazing work of the Elephant Listening Project.

391305_10150376348940841_1421604349_n Forest elephants I was able to observe during my Ph.D. research in Lope National Park, Gabon.

You may be thinking that elephants only make one sound, their trumpet, and that most of the time they are quiet. They are actually quite chatty, but most of the calls they make actually sound prehistoric and are more difficult…

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