When it comes to attracting the opposite sex, every species has its own methods. Birds sport colorful plumage and inviting songs. We?re all familiar with the human ways of doing it. Elephants? Males listen for the inviting thumps of female footsteps.
When scientists played a tape of female elephant footsteps to a group of males, they headed straight for the sounds. In BBC News, James Morgan quotes elephant expert Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell as saying, "You see the male in the video pressing his trunk against the ground. He's on a mission?he's looking for that female in [heat]."
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When Whitley was on tour in Portland, he got into psychic communication with an elephant, but she didn't tell him this! We hope you'll come see us when we're on our upcoming book tour and we hope you'll all wear green!
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