Elephant learns to speak Korean

by Philip Gowman on 1 November, 2012

in Asides, Humour, In the news, Tabloid

Koshik the elephant

Well almost.

According to the BBC, Koshik the elephant has learnt to imitate human speech and can say five words in Korean: hello, no, sit down, lie down and good.

The zoo animal places the tip of his trunk into his mouth to transform his natural low rumble into a convincing impression of a human voice. Recordings are on the BBC website.

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Facebook Feedback November 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

서방앤: Apart from a shocking lack of honorifics, I have to say this elephant’s Korean pronunciation is better than mine.

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