Elephants “Hear” Warning Sounds With Their Feet, Study Confirms

When African elephants stomp and trumpet as a predator approaches, other distant elephants can get the news by feeling the ground rumble, a team of scientists recently confirmed.

The vocalizations and foot stomps resonate at a frequency that elephants can detect in the ground, according to Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell, a biologist at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.