Amazing Planet: Elephants can hear with their feet and understand different languages

Beatrice Christofaro

Elephants can pick up low frequency vibrations with their feet

Elephants are skilled communicators with memories that could give humans a run for their money. But culling and habitat loss is making it harder for them to pass on this expertise.

They’re known as gentle giants. Elephants, found across Africa and Asia, are the largest mammals on land. And their massive bodies — from their sensitive feet to their complicated brains — are perfectly attuned to these regions’ savannas and forests.

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