In the many years that Dr. Joyce Poole has spent researching & observing elephants she has always had elephant conservation utmost in her mind. Now her catalog of African elephant “signals & gestures” can be used not only to entertain but to save the lives of the endangered species as well. Together with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Poole’s ElephantVoices contributes to a unique project, aptly named “Hello in Elephant”. Check it out. It is really cool and amazing!
Communicate Like an Elephant Using Authentic Elephant Sounds & Gestures
“These are 100% genuine elephant sounds. …vocalizations made by elephants“.
Step 1: Visit Hello in Elephant
Step 2: Choose “Speak Elephant” from Menu. Then click the “Translate text or emoji” button
Step 3: A screen will appear stating “… has been translated…” with a “Play Video” Button.
Step 4: Click the Play Video button to reveal your elephant translating your words or phrase into their language!
e.g. Elephant Spoken Here has chosen “Smile” to translate. Result: “‘Smile’ has been translated. This is how elephants communicate happiness.” The “play video” button appears over your elephant.
Note: If you enter words or phrases that an elephant would not understand the result is “oops, elephants don’t say that!” Your elephant, appearing on the “Oops” screen, is shown bobbing his head side to side.
Step 5: Have fun! Post on social media or share this with your friends. Don’t forget to click the Donate button to have your voice heard & make a cash donation to help save our African Elephants.
Your contributions support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and ElephantVoices who have “created this project to raise awareness and drive donations for African elephants”.
THE MOST URGENT THREATS TO ELEPHANTS:
– POACHING for their ivory tusks
“There were over ten million African Elephants in the early 20th century, now there’s less than 400,000, by 2025 it’s projected only 190,000 will be left.”
“Hello in elephant” YouTube video at dswtkenya CH
“Say Hello in Elephant – Learn about our work” YouTube video at dswtkenya CH
“Elephants Communicate While at Play” National Geographic Video narrated by Dr. Joyce Poole
Images: HelloinElephant.com from The Daily Mail ; elephant communication B&W by wayfarer , elephants B&W by wayfarer both from CC Flickr
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
“Elephants Communicate in Sophisticated Sign Language, Researchers Say” by Christy Ullrich Barcus
“How to Speak Elephant: New Tool Translates Human Phrases Into Real Elephant Calls” by Cecile Borkhataria for DailyMail.com