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Giraffes Hum to Each Other Throughout the Night, And Zookeepers Never Noticed

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TL;DR from Reddit

  • it's not below our hearing threshold, it's at 92 Hz

  • previously, scientists had wondered about how giraffes communicate since scientists speculated that they couldn't produce normal vocal sounds due to their long necks

  • only happens at night so it could be a passive sound like snoring, or a cooing sound saying "I'm here." 

  • so far, they haven't observed the giraffes mid hum so there's more to be studied here. 

You'd think Imgur would be THE experts on giraffes.  :)

Yes but they really don't have a lot of science on there unfortunately. 

They're more likely to break out into song.

:) :) :) 

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