Elephant in South Korean zoo imitates human speech

Koshik, a 22-year-old Asian elephant, puts his trunk in his mouth to modulate sound next to his chief trainer Kim Jong-gab at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Koshik uses his trunk to pick up not only food but also human vocabulary. He can reproduce five Korean words by tucking his trunk inside his mouth to modulate sound. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)An elephant in a South Korean zoo is using his trunk to pick up not only food, but also human vocabulary.

November 8, 2012 2:45 am

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