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The Shepherd Calls: Big talk

An international team of scientists has confirmed what a Korean zoo has been saying for years. The zoo’s 5.5-ton elephant, Koshik, can talk. He has a vocabulary of five Korean words. The 22-year-old Asian elephant was lonely and bonded with his trainers, who would often sleep in the same area with Koshik. The pachyderm tucks his trunk in his mouth and reproduces the words by modulating sound. Vocal imitations by

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