Well-written and informative. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). In other words, just like my own snoring I recorded on the SnoreLab app! Giraffes use loud coughs to court the females they want to mate with. As prey animals, it also makes sense that they might not want to make loud noises that can attract the attention of predators. Sometimes jokingly referred to as being similar to a husband's snore, this sound was described by a Wired article as being at the low-end level of human hearing at a frequency of about 92Hz. It’s long been assumed that unlike other animals, giraffes are largely silent beasts. It’s a funny game to play at any party, because even people who have been on many safaris are unable to simulate a giraffe sound.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'africafreak_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_7',146,'0','0'])); Why? Newborns are approximately six feet tall when born. It felt like when I was a child and had done something wrong. Feeding NB: Exact date in 1982 unknown L. Naivasha, Kenya, E Africa, Animals - Giraffes - Giraffe. Initially these safaris were all about adventure. Volume 51(2):206–216 DOI: 10.1111/aje.12024. Researchers attempting to document the sounds made by giraffes recorded almost 1,000 hours of audio at three different European zoos, even leaving their recording equipment in the enclosures at night. These researchers concluded that the giraffe they studied make a humming sound at night. mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on March 08, 2011: I've always wondered... now I know. WOW this was an awesome hub and I VOTED IT AS SUCH (Contest or no contest). Posted by Stephen Bailey | Interests, Safari, Wildlife | 2. The giraffe lives in the savannas of Africa, with a range extending from Chad to South Africa. Loud cicada chorus in b/g, flies & bird calls. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. For instance, he points out that “it is true that giraffe very occasionally make a short snort or grunt, possibly when threatened. Feeding and swishing tail with baboons in b/g NB: Exact date in 1982 unknown L. Naivasha, Kenya, E Africa, Animals - Giraffes - Giraffe. That depends on the age of the giraffe. A baby giraffe may "moo," especially if it is in a stressful situation. Giraffes do make a multitude of noises. The blood vessels are quite necessary in giraffes so they can drink without having too much blood rush to their heads. The conventional explanation was that the long necks of giraffes caused their taciturn nature. Ancient people believed the giraffe resembled a camel with leopard spots. They use loud bellows when searching for the kid(s) which can be heard as much as a mile away, and whistling or flute-like sounds for other communications, like calling them home. Following the party I tested a hypothesis. Unfortunately, the giraffe was always on mute, replaced by the soothing sounds of David Attenborough’s narration. This is why i love HP . Adult giraffes squeeze air up their long tracheas, and through their larynx (voice box). “These results show that giraffes do produce vocalizations, which, based on their acoustic structure, might have the potential to function as communicative signals to convey information about the physical and motivational attributes of the caller,” the researchers conclude. Cows moo, lions roar, and pigs oink. The researchers suspected the reason no one heard giraffe communication was because the sound frequency was too low for humans to hear. So they recorded giraffes at three zoos, compiling more than 938 hours of giraffe sounds over an eight year period. Leah Lefler (author) from Western New York on December 12, 2013: You can hear young giraffes, Jeff, but by the time the animals have matured, their vocal cords produce sounds outside of our hearing range.