How rock music calms elephants down

Posted on December 23, 2008 

Wild things: How rock music calms elephants down

So what would you do if confronted by an elephant in the middle of the jungle?

It’s a rare problem, admittedly, but zookeepers have a simple answer – just blast out some heavy metal.

Rock legends such as Led Zeppelen have a surprising calming effect on the animals, they say. Staff play music to the animals during their feeding and bathing ritual to improve their behaviour and they say rock legends work the best.


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