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Nov 2, 2012

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SOUTH KOREAN ELEPHANT IMITATES HUMAN SPEECH

ELEPHANT IN SOUTH KOREAN ZOO IMITATES HUMAN SPEECH


An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.

An international team of scientists confirmed Friday what the Everland Zoo has been saying for years: Their 5.5-ton tusker Koshik has an unusual and possibly unprecedented talent.

The 22-year-old Asian elephant can reproduce five Korean words by tucking his trunk inside his mouth to modulate sound, the scientists said in a joint paper published online in Current Biology. They said he may have started imitating human speech because he was lonely.

Koshik can reproduce "annyeong" (hello), "anja" (sit down), "aniya" (no), "nuwo" (lie down) and "joa" (good), the paper says.

One of the researchers said there is no conclusive evidence that Koshik understands the words he utters, although the elephant does respond to words like "anja" and "nuwo."

Everland Zoo officials in the city of Yongin said Koshik also can say "ajik" (not yet), but the researchers haven’t confirmed the accomplishment.






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