If you are unaware of the connection between Barry White , the soul singer, and elephants, you are about to find out:
According to the Guardian of August 3rd 2012 , the headline being `Mystery of elephants` Barry White impression`:
Elephants are the Barry Whites of the animal kingdom, research has shown. They produce their own version of the soul singer`s seductive base tones – only much, much deeper. An elephant`s infrasound rumble, often too low for the human ear, is used to keep herds together, and by males to find mates. It allows the animals to communicate over distances of up to six miles.
The low-pitched elephant calls, on a frequency range below 20Hz, may seem to have little in common with human singing, but researchers have confirmed that both are produced in the same way. Experts wondered why, as with a cat`s purr, elephant infrasound was generated by muscular twitching movements of the vocal chords. Instead, it transpires, the sounds are made by air being blown through the larynx, as human singers do. The German team carried out tests on a larynx removed from an African elephant at a
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1. The Guardian August 3rd 2012.