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Scared elephants flee as bee alarm call sounds

Elephants produce a rumbling alarm call that warns of the threat of approaching bees, scientists have found.

The team also discovered that if this low call was recorded and then played back to the elephants, the herd would flee even if there were no bees around, as this footage shows.

The study was led by Lucy King of both Oxford University and the charity Save the Elephants.


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