Elephants are the largest beasts alive on land today. Yet these goliaths are afraid of bees, researchers have discovered. The giants flee when they hear the buzz of a bee swarm.
An angry swarm can sting elephants around their eyes and inside their trunks and pierce the skin of young calves. Now, a new study shows that the pachyderms utter a distinctive rumble in response to the sound of bees, the first time an alarm call has been identified in elephants.
A study suggests that this alarm call isn’t just a generalized vocalization but means specifically, “Bees!”
This is an awesome discovery! Comes to show that there are might be many other different ways of how elephants communicate with each other.