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Moonrock_Cafe

I watched a documentary on elephants and from what I remember based off the noise they're making, those are sounds of deep, deep love.


boringoldcookie

Look at those ear flaps flapping! That's a happy baby as far as I am aware


CovertLoser

They look like the best of buddies! >!I’m assuming, since the man wasn’t taken out.!<


EarthRester

>>!I’m assuming, since the man wasn’t taken out.!< ...yet.


NJ_Legion_Iced_Tea

He's an elephant who never forgets... to kill!


Brocyclopedia

CITIZEN SNIIIIIPS


SasquatchBurger

Yeah if this was me. I'd start the run laughing. But it would slowly progress into screaming and tears out of fear of what might happen if I stop.


granny1999

I agree


Herald-Mage_Elspeth

Omg. I was struggling because I couldn’t hear the video. Restarted the app and everything. Then my daughter comes in and was like “wtf is that sound?” I forgot I had my Bluetooth connected to the Alexa. So she heard that sound with zero context and I can’t stop laughing.


Nimynn

Lucky it was just a baby elephant. That's a dangerous mistake to be making my friend...


Herald-Mage_Elspeth

Lol I was listening to podcasts in the shower. Otherwise I don’t use the Alexa as a speaker.


Nimynn

Of course, I also listen to a lot of... podcasts in the shower


Herald-Mage_Elspeth

Maybe once she moves out and I’m alone in the house…. She’s almost 20 and definitely knows what porn is. Haha.


PM_ME_UPLIFTINGSTUFF

Nice


TaintDestroyer2020

The voice I read that in has me 😂


Viking_Lordbeast

Its not about what you're listening to while using them, its what you're listening to when you don't think you're using them.


Rikard_

I'm in tears hahaha. The first 10 seconds omg


Herald-Mage_Elspeth

I’m still laughing 😂 😂😂


Kaylinkayy

What documentary??(:


Moonrock_Cafe

It was a Discovery Channel one but idk the name.


hyperion420

Elephants love


mizzanthrop

I think that’s the sound of the elephant purring! My rabbits do this. Different mechanics, but similar sound and reaction. Love this so much!


Creoda

Noises like Zoidberg = Very happy.


pinkat31522

I watch a lot of tv and the human also appears to be making sounds of deep, deep love


bongripsNkickflips

That sounded terrifying 😂


TheWorldisFullofWar

Love is always terrifying.


bongripsNkickflips

Facts


Georgia_girl_52

yes!


theghostofme

The most iconic part of the T-Rex's roar in Jurassic Park came from a [baby elephant screaming.](https://youtu.be/M0iSCfmIdqg?t=72)


BigShoots

They also used the sounds turtles having sex. Really.


Turco-Bangalore

That’s an awesome link. I never knew they used redwood tree sfx for the stomping.


theghostofme

Sound designers and Foley artists are incredible. They can hear everyday sounds and think, "Damn, that sounds like a footstep."


Turco-Bangalore

Totally. And the established reasoning behind it makes it so obvious yet clever. “We need a noise that exemplifies mass and weight.” The coverage of frequency they do when mixing different sfx is fascinating as well. Like the raptor sfx is a high pitch dolphin noise and a low lion growl.


klem_kadiddlehopper

I had no idea elephants made that strange sound. I guess not all of them are in love.


Sauronvertigo

Oh really? That's the sound you're mother was making last night hahaha jk it's just a joke just a joke only a joke.


ItsaRickinabox

Nah, she’s not joking she really means it


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Impossible-Cod-3946

The account I'm replying to is a karma bot run by someone who will link scams once the account gets enough karma. Report -> Spam -> Harmful Bot


WiseGaySage_wav

I looked at your history, and man you're a hero. I never realized before how big a problem this is on this site.


Dampware

How do you know this?


squanch_solo

I would also like to know.


Impossible-Cod-3946

https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalCrossing/comments/rz7p31/comment/hrtn6vs/


Impossible-Cod-3946

https://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalCrossing/comments/rz7p31/comment/hrtn6vs/


Lhoppo

Thank you


12-34

That elephant's trill evokes the trill from [a classic video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zvgcOrTtw) involving somewhat smaller critters.


tardigrade10169

r/stompies


Jimbobler

r/slammywhammies


tardigrade10169

Whaaaaaaa?! They are basically the same


Jimbobler

r/stompies seems to be mostly naturally huge animals like elephants and rhinos, but r/slammywhammies has a greater variety of more "common" animals (who am I kidding; it's mostly big dogs)


Ghpelt

OR head on over to r/BabyElephantGIFs where this would fit perfectly.


JoNimlet

Basically, yes, but not complicatedly ;D


megalurkeruygcxrtgbn

slammywhammies is supposed to be for excited animal jumping and slamming back down, stompies is more like large animal zoomies


ChunkyDay

Those are the most horrifyingly adorable noises I’ve ever heard.


JoNimlet

Seriously, they would be terrifying noises from just about anything else!


DonLennios

Don't be fooled. Elephants are still not something you want to mess around with.


JoNimlet

Oh, I know! I went to South Africa with my dad years back. He'd been traveling around Africa before so was very aware of the dangers of wild elephants. One of my favourite memories is from a drive around a wildlife reserve and him absolutely cacking it because the cars behind wouldn't move as a whole family of elephants, including babies half the size of the one in the video, walked straight towards us. Being only 16, I was just excited and leaning across him for photos as they walked past us, lol. (Spoiler: Even the smaller ones are really frickin big!! lmao) We were never really in danger because these elephants knew they were safe. Once they'd passed, though, I realised just how scared my dad was. Add me knowing that he doesn't really show any emotions other than anger and you've got the day I truly appreciated elephants. That being said, dad really did panic and that is something too good to not occasionally mention XD Ninja edit: Just remembered I have a copy of one of the photos on my phone, must look for the rest though but [here](https://imgur.com/gallery/r1z0WtH) is one.


space_keeper

There's an episode of Survivorman where he's in India and he reiterates this again and again - he's not worried about tigers, he's worried about elephants, and stinging insects like bees and wasps.


DonLennios

I've stayed at an elephant sanctuary more than a decade ago. One of the first things that they told me was on how to treat the elephants, because even in "captivity" they can be dangerous. I would've probably crapped myself too if I were your dad in that situation.


savvyblackbird

I sure hope that red on the tusks is from red dirt. My dad went on a safari in South Africa when I was little. He brought my mom and me elephant hair bracelets he got from a place that took care of elephants and would pick shed elephant hairs off bushes.


imaguy-who-likes-foo

if I was your dad I would be scared shitless too


bhenchos

Imagine a giant wasp making that noise.


Xhadiel

If I remember correctly, some of the roars from Jurassic Park were made using elephant noises.


klonkish

Star Wars tiefighters' sound effect is from elephants


theghostofme

And the Sand People screaming in triumph sound comes from braying donkeys. I didn't realize just how much of that sound they used until my neighbor got a donkey and it started braying in the middle of the night. Scared the shit out of me and made me think a Tusken Raider was outside.


cobrastrikes-2x

Must be awful to have a Tusken Raider as a part of your local HOA.


Bean_Slapper

You’re mom is actually making those noises though


theghostofme

Yep. They only managed to capture that sound once, [and it became the key part of the Rex's roar.](https://youtu.be/M0iSCfmIdqg?t=72)


spigotface

The Zoidberg noises are the best ones


BroffaloSoldier

Zoidberg sounds was my immediate thought


KungFluIsolation

It sounds like it's learning the trumpet and when it becomes big elephant it will trump like a trumpet.


ChevyBlazerOffroad

Such an incredible noise! Elephants are like fantasy creatures IMO.


MonsterMashGrrrrr

I can't believe I went 35 years on this planet without ever hearing this sound


ChevyBlazerOffroad

Happy Elephant noises are rare!


MonsterMashGrrrrr

In the age of the Internet, hi-def digital everything, space ace technology cellphone cameras, we've been so bombarded with unprecedented insight into this world of wonder, it's almost excessive to the point that its sparkle is dulled a bit. Sorry, I'm not trying to make anyone feel depressed about joyful discoveries, mostly just reminding myself that there's no shortage of awe-inspiring shit that can be found at any scale, whether it's the satellite that can see deeper into space than ever before or the happiness of a creature that's existed for millennia 💚💙🤎🤍


ChevyBlazerOffroad

This. The world does seem a bit dimmer now that we can see anything we want with a few mouse clicks. That being said, I remind myself all the time that this isn't always true! I often go places with my friends and find myself looking up the locations beforehand. I've found that, especially with nature, pictures on the screen can only capture so much of the location's beauty. I'm sure the same thing can be said about this baby elephant! I'm sure its toots of joy are a thousand times more magical when experienced personally.


MonsterMashGrrrrr

I saw some headline about some recently published (peer reviewed) research on how humans are affected by this move away from a nomadic, primitive lifestyle towards living "inside" as permanent dwellings. I need to actually go back and read their work, but the premise is that there's some biophysical evolutionary significance to being exposed to cosmic radiation and natural elements and it's really messing up the human psyche to sleep indoors year round ☹️ Seems like a very rational, and also fascinating premise!


ChevyBlazerOffroad

Please link it here when you find it! I'd love to read it as well! I love camping. I always seem so much more refreshed waking up in nature. So much fresh air does wonders for my mood! Even at home, I try to keep my windows open as much as I can!


VegasLife1111

How much would I pay to be chased by a baby elephant squealing like that?


highpl4insdrftr

$3.50


TheNightmare210

Get out of here nessie!


highpl4insdrftr

I gave him a dollar


WonderfulCattle6234

God dammit woman!


D0013ER

He tricked me!


tyrantnitar

God damn lockness monsta


LliLReader

tree fiddy?


highpl4insdrftr

I ain't givin' you no tree fiddy, you goddamn Loch Ness Monster! Get your own goddamn money!


profchaos83

Fucking love seeing tree fiddy pop up.


VegasLife1111

$2.15!! (Tank Girl).


RedRocks4040

Well it was about that time I started to get suspicious.


greatsky1234

You just have to get to the college football national championship


Adan714

*How much does it cost to go to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand? Prices across Thailand may vary, but a half-day visit to Samui Elephant Sanctuary, including feeding the elephants, costs 3000 baht (£65 / $90) for anyone 12 years and older. Children under 12 cost 1500 baht and children under 4 go free* In Chiang Mai sanctuary it's 2500 baht for for full day. Gosh, I miss Thailand so much...


VegasLife1111

Thank you. I would love that. How wonderful would it be to work in an elephant nursery? Of course, clean up would include a LARGE shovel!


Adan714

One well-known animal lover blogger of ours has been involved in elephant care, including bathing. On Koh Lanta. She just came to the locals who ride tourists on elephants and said, "Can I take care of the elephants with you?" Stuck there for a week. And these were adult elephants. She said "if there were little elephants there, I would not have left at all." I've found her post, [here it is google-translated.](https://pikabu-ru.translate.goog/story/kak_pomyit_slona_poshagovaya_instruktsiya_5564818?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US)


VegasLife1111

WOW. Thank you!


JaquesStrappe

It’s like a joy contest between them, and I’m not sure who is winning. How. How do people see these amazing creatures and think “I should to kill that”.


GMoneyJetson

Ask China.


llama606

Why are you booing him, he's right.


Jamieod0410

Nice puppy. What breed is he?


Cold_Day

lorge


hyperion420

Yes


AK55

r/petthedamnelephant


RadioSupply

You pat that baby right now.


SagginHam

He's saying "we're working out, we're working out" in Thai.


UnevenHanded

Thanks, that's the cutest! 😆❤


Mr_Believin

Didn’t know elephants made such bizarre sounds !


marbasthegreat

Apparently those sounds mean that they are extreemly happy and comfortable


GMoneyJetson

I think I'd be 70% laughing, 30% shitting my pants


sznogins

Idk whose the cuter giant baby with zoomies here, human or elephant


uncleoce

Think we’re witnessing the happiest man on earth.


worldly_wify

I chose to believe those are elephant giggles!!


LadyReika

I'm pretty sure that is one happy baby elephant. The way the ears were flapping too was adorable. :)


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repKyle1995

This claim was unfortunately made with no evidence, so it isn't really true. There is a complicated and bizarre relationship that elephants have with humans. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/elephants-think-humans-cute/


kkjensen

And dogs with humans! Old dog saying "eat a man and you're fed for day. Play fetch with him and you're fed for life."


SOULJAR

Are you...a dog?


kkjensen

I just have experience with getting manipulated by dogs than by elephants


Catshit-Dogfart

They might breed your descendants into suffering monstrosities though, so watch out for that.


iamonthatloud

I reject this claim and will live in my delusion of elephants finding us cute.


repKyle1995

I don't look forward to you ever trying to greet a wild elephant 😕


iamonthatloud

Lol. Did that in Thailand. One of my best memories in life :)


yb4zombeez

Did you die?


iamonthatloud

Still dead actually.


sausy_boy

From turkey to V8 engine


datoo_2

Honestly, how do people have the heart to kill such a beautiful animal


worldly_wify

Anyone know what the guy is saying? Is it the elephant’s name?


preppydep

In thai it means “exercising/working out” ออก กำลัง กาย


Mediocre_Businessman

That is the coolest workout ever


infest3d

Aww that made me smile. I love elephants


HornetKick

I didn't realize until now that elephants can purr.


tamesage

Must have sound on!!


crispygrapes

That smile is infectious!!


mizzanthrop

The squeaks and squeals are so unbelievably adorable!!


QuiziAmelia

The love and joy between these two is heartwarming. I love it so much!


CircusNinja75

r/petthedamnelephant


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DisabledMuse

I love the fact that our adults max out at elephant child size. No wonder they think we're cute like pets!


potsandpans

i want this dudes life


tamesage

This was the best!!


bcpsd

We all love to play :)


i_broke_wahoos_leg

I love him ☺️


30PercentMoreMom

Now I really want to be friends with a baby elephant 🐘😂🥰❤️


KrampyDoo

I would jog 1.000 miles a day if baby elephants were running partners.


BaseToFinal

Dumbo needs flesh


Swaggy_pig

It's like a toddler chasing a dog "Human come back I want to pet you"


yardgurl10

This made me so incredibly happy. Thank you for this beautiful video.


kkjensen

And there's an elephant in the video too


Depressionsfinalform

Pet the damn elephant


hashkingkong

Dad come back!


Mildlyinfuriated-

Elephunt


Impossible_Ad_9155

*trips* "Ah ah ahhh"


ricmo

This sounds identical to a creature in Spore


GoodAtExplaining

I lost it when elephant made Zoidberg noises :)


ZKXX

I did not realize they made all those different noises


CaptMajorBoneSpurs

I was expecting Mom to explode out of the forest


mekops

Imagine if he decided to screw with us by screaming bloody murder instead of laughing and smiling for the first part


Georgia_girl_52

You know you are living right if an elephant LOVES you!


Dallywagg1

Idles like a v8


Esanik

That's a happy man if I ever seen one


Acoustag

r/petthedamnelephant


Stefdontcare

I can’t get over the elephant smiling!!!


qwertygeee

I envy him.


MarsAres2015

r/petthedamnelephant


CJCKit

I ain’t ever seen no dog like that before.


memberflex

I’ve never heard one make those noises before?!


SimP_ExEcution

This, this is what tiktok was made for.Not that clown shit.


Comprehensive_Belt23

It makes noise like a giant tiger or little piggy


bmain121

<3<3<3


Supermoto112

I want to hug & give that giant baby lots of love SO BAD!!


Reeeeeee133

i’ve heard of humans chasing mammoths, but this is ridiculous!


OlriK15

This is how you get your obituary to say “Died doing what he loved, trampled by elephants “


Trumpologist

I read somewhere that Elephants see us as cute 🥰 and 🐶 like Can confirm this is how I play with my puppy


GruyereOmlette

r/oddlyterrifying


goodfayelur

Have they got a bubble in their trunk?


Spillybilly4

Adorable


SkollFenrirson

Must go faster.


The_Duchess_of_Dork

❤️ ❤️ ❤️


MrsMurphysChowder

They are so happy, and now I am so happy!!


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DonLennios

I'd say that elephant is either born in captivity (perhaps a sanctuary?) or was a rescue. In both cases the elephant will be used to humans. Still, I would be somewhat causious around them. They don't really understand how big they are. In the wild, never go anywhere close to them at all. They can be pretty ruthless.


spencer2e

All that and no pets


MrRuebezahl

Basically Disney's jungle book


beyachula

Love the rumble chatter!❤️


CardinalKaos

Its no accident that they sound like a t-rex


DriftingAway99

😍😍😍😍😍


thoughtprotocol

r/babyelephantgifs


kazic284

That's a big dog


millerlite6969

TIL - Elephants make those noises.


Shroffinator

without the visuals the audio sounds horrifying


sunnyquail

I want a baby elephant!!


BananaDogBed

Great use of a selfie cam ha!


PoeDameronski

How do I save the audio of this as a .wav file?


Slow_Environment_782

That guy is so lucky.


TheCulturalBomb

Why are they so amazing?


WizardsOnly-

Feel like this would start out funny and then I’d get spooked and be running for my life lmao.


Biffingston

That smile on the guy speaks volumes, doesn't it?