Wild hippos can recognize the voices of their friends, according to a new study reported by the BBC. Scientists studying hippos at a nature reserve in Africa say large mammals use sound to distinguish friend from foe, and these animals may be able to recognize fish just by their voice. “This recognition supports social relationships between individuals,” said study leader Professor Nicolas Mathevon, from the University of Saint-Etienne in France. According to research, the sound of “wheezing”, the most common name for hippos, can travel up to 1km.
Scorpion emerges from a packet of broccoli
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Athlete breaks the record of finger push-ups
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https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/955522/hippos-can-recognise-their-friends-voices Hippos can recognize friends’ voices