Elephants Are the First Non-Human Animals Identified to Use Names, According to AI Research

In a study both fascinating and somewhat expected, a team of biologists and researchers utilising machine learning tools discovered that elephants call each other by names.

For a species renowned for deeply social behaviours such as grieving, collective child-rearing, and long-distance communication using complex low-frequency vocalisations, the use of names appears natural within their societies. However, decoding these 'Elephantese' names holds the potential to significantly reduce human-elephant conflict.

Conducted at Colorado State University, the study centred around simple observations. Researchers following a herd in Kenya noted that the matriarch used a specific call to gather all the elephants around her.

However, occasionally, a seemingly identical call would prompt only a single elephant to respond.

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