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        Elephant Stranger Danger

        Explore how elephants can distinguish calls from other elephants in this video from NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest? Elephants are social animals and move in family groups, which frequently come into contact with other families. Elephants communicate using different kinds of calls, or vocalizations; some may help them make decisions about which families are safe to be near and which should be avoided. An experiment using recorded calls showed that elephants could keep track of 100 voices and demonstrated that elephants were consistently able to distinguish calls from unfamiliar elephants.

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