African Elephant
Sounds & Calls

African Elephant

African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest living land animal and found in at least 23 countries across Africa. This species is currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and is threatened by to habitat loss and poaching for the ivory trade.

What sounds does an elephant make? Elephants make a number of different sounds from deep, low frequency rumbles to loud growls, roars and trumpeting sounds.  Elephant communication includes infrasound which is beyond the range of human hearing. These low-frequency sounds travel both in the air and through the ground, and enable elephants to communicate over long distances.

Listen to some examples of elephant calls and sounds below.