1. Elephant Koshik at Everland Zoo producing speech-like sounds


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    The Asian elephant Koshik in his enclosure at the zoo in the Everland Theme Park in Yongin, South Korea. He is shown here vocalizing in the presence of his keeper, Kim Jeong-Gap. In the background is Hati, a female Asian elephant. This video was recorded as part of the research described in Stoeger, A. S.; Mietchen, D.; Oh, S.; De Silva, S.; Herbst, C. T.; Kwon, S.; Fitch, W. T. (2012). "An Asian Elephant Imitates Human Speech". Current Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.022 . It is also available via http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Elephant_Koshik_vocalizing_-_126327009.ogv .

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