Monthly Archives: June 2008

Elephant soundscapes and culture

For those of you who just happen to be in Paris this summer you may want to stop by the Musee du Jeu de Paume to listen to elephants recorded in Amboseli. On 1 July artists Virginie Yassef and her colleague Julien Bismuth open an exhibition of their work, this time revolving around a sculpture […]

Help needed for elephants and other wildlife in Zimbabwe

Dear friends, I just received an email outlining the plight of wildlife in Zimbabwe. I am going to post it here in case any of you can follow up. I am trying to find out where you can send donations…but for now I have only an email or website. I just cut and pasted so […]

Elephants use deafening roars

Hi again, I apologize for the long gap in elephants sounds. I got to a point where I was forced to make a whole series of new spectrograms for the work we’re doing toward an online database of elephant calls, in addition to working with a continues flow of issues related to elephant conservation and […]

New book – Elephants and Ethics

Some of you may want to read the book Elephants and Ethics: Toward a Morality of Coexistence. Together with Cynthia Moss Joyce has authored a chapter called “Elephant sociality and complexity: The scientific evidence.”

Elephants intimidate predators by rushing at them with a trumpet blast

If an elephant or group of elephants decides to intimidate a predator they may do so by producing a range of terrifyingly powerful vocalizations. One of these calls is a particularly loud blasting trumpet, which sounds very different from the trumpets elephants make when they are playful or excited. Elephants typically give this blasting trumpet […]