loxodonta loxodonta


  • (n) a genus of Elephantidae


  1. Elephants can differentiate human voices [Life Lines]

    Research published last month in PNAS provides evidence that African elephants (Loxodonta africana) can differentiate human voices. This is a very important skill to an animal that is often threatened by humans. Prior research has shown that elephants could tell the difference between African ethnic groups using sight and scent. The study was conducted by…
    on March 13, 2014     Source: ScienceBlogs

  2. Elephants can tell difference between human languages

    African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said. African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are the largest land animals on Earth and are considered a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and illegal hunting for their ivory tusks. Researchers played recordings of human voices ...
    on March 11, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

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