For 20 years Katy Payne has been listening to sounds most humans will never hear. The sounds are the ultra-low rumblings of elephants that carry messages over great distances, and inspired what’s come to be known as the Elephant Listening Project.
Katy Payne will be speaking about the project and her new book this weekend at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury.
The Elephant Listening Project is part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where Katie Payne now works, and that’s where we got in touch with her recently. Katy Payne says the Elephant Listening Project was born quite un-intentionally during a visit she made to see elephants at the zoo. Payne speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
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