Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Talking Elephant

The amusement park ”Everland” in Seoul, South Korea, recently announced that their 16 year old elephant named Kosik is able to speak! – Or at least say 8 different words in Korean.

According to Kosik’s trainer through the last 10 year, Kim Jong-Gap, the elephant can among other words say, “Hi” , “Yes”, “No” and “Go lay down”.

At first it was very difficult to understand what he was saying, but I could see that he was trying to copy me, say Kim Jong-Gab.
Scientists has previously proved that elephants can mimic sounds, and according to Everland amusement park, it is the first time that an elephant have copied human language.

Vets and scientists are now going to study Kosik in order to learn more. We are still awaiting the elephants first interview.

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