Elephants Have Super Hearing And Will Charge Anything
People know elephants for their gracefulness and beauty. But what most of us don’t know is that there’s another, darker side to them, and that involves aggression. They’ll charge anything, even humans, without warning. Graeme Purdy went on to say, “elephants are different because it depends on what kind of life they had with humans. Some of them have been in permanent conflict with humans. In some parts of Africa, they are very aggressive and if they see [someone] then they’ll literally charge.” He has to be careful around these giant beasts, not only because they’ll charge, but because they have supersonic hearing. He said, “I noticed recently even on silent shutter we can’t hear it, (it’s actually a digital read-out of the sensor so nothing actually moves in the camera) but the elephants can hear it. So I need to wait until I get them right where I want them because as soon as they hear the camera, they get a little bit suspicious.” Luckily, he shoots elephants that were in a peaceful area so did not encounter many of the aggressive ones people usually run into (Insider).