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  Animal noises will make roaring ring tones
Updated 07 July 2003, 13.50

How would you like the sound of a roaring lion or a screeching parrot as your mobile ring tone?

Well the British Library are all set to drive mobile fans wild with a range of animal noises.

The massive library is letting 40 of its best animal sounds it has in storage be used as ring tones.

Relaxing

There are penguins, pig grunts, and all sorts of exotic animals and birds.

Girl on her mobile
The library has a huge collection of 100,000 cool wildlife noises.

Bosses there have sold the ring tones to two companies who will sell the sounds onto their customers.

They reckon they'll make a nice change from the usual beeps and pop songs that most people have.

And they hope mobile users will find them fun and relaxing.

They'll be available from September 2003 on new polyphonic mobiles.

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