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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 8 years ago

Do giraffes make any vocalizations?

ive never heard a giraffe making noises at the zoo, and its real hard to find any videos.

Some website said they dont even have vocal boxes and werent capable of vocalizations...

is this true?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    yes it is. giraffe produce infrasound for vocalizations.The giraffe, a savanna ungulate, possessing limited auditory vocalizations, was found to produce infrasound. Recordings were made of 11 Giraffe (Giraffe camelonardalis reticulata), at the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, North Carolina and the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden in Columbia, South Carolina. A portable system (7 Hz – 22 kHz) was used to record the vocalizations. Additionally, the decibel levels of the inaudible signals decreased rapidly over 40 Hz, which suggests that the vocalization may be designed to be a covert form of communication. The hypothesis that giraffe, like okapi, elephant, whale, and rhinoceros produce infrasound, was supported.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes they do. They strangely enough, they sound similar to humans.

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