Category: Sound Of The Day

Arctic Fox Pup Shriek Will Give You Chills

October 23, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Arctic fox pups are referred to as kits, whelps or cubs. Their round, compact bodies minimize the surface area exposed to the cold, which conserves heat. But at first they remain with their mothers in the safety of a den, which the father protects and provides with food. Did you …

Marine Iguana Sneeze Sound to Ward Off Germaphobes

October 18, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Marine iguanas normally eat underwater, from algae beds. A curious result of which is sneezing, since, after returning to land, they must excrete the saltwater they’ve swallowed. These endangered creatures are the only seafaring lizards that exist, and can hold their breath under water for up to 45 minutes—that’s nothing …

Bengal Tiger Roar Sound for Anyone Looking to Earn Their Stripes

October 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Bengal tigers are the national animal of both Bangladesh and India. Their roar is among the mightiest of any big cat: it can be heard from a range of two miles. Bengals are the most common tiger and number about half of all wild tigers, though that’s not too many, …

Penguin Billing Sound for the Socially Awkward

October 10, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

We all know penguins as those well-dressed, black-and-white birds from the icy hinterlands. Did you know that these classy (and also endangered) birds often greet one another by tapping their bills against each other’s—it’s called ‘billing’. But as this sound effect also demonstrates, penguins sometimes greet one another with a …

Bornean Orangutan Kiss Squeak for Hopeless Romantics

October 5, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

This kiss-squeak sound is a defensive mechanism orangutans developed to trick intruders or predators into thinking the individual is bigger than he or she really is. Not to suggest the Bornean Orangutan is a pushover, exactly—their strength is approximately seven times greater than the average human’s—but it is an endangered …

Starting Next Week, Sound of the Day Highlights Endangered Species Sound Effects

September 27, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Recently, CNN published a profile of Bernie Krause, a musician-turned-sound-ecologist whose work in natural environments and ambiences totals some 44 years of  experience. In that time, the article goes on to say, Krause has recorded an estimated 15,000 creatures. But a more startling statistic comes from within that figure: 50% of those …

Blowing Nose Sound for Hypochondriacs

September 13, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Did you know: Blowing your nose forcefully can drive viruses and inflammatory substances deeper into your sinuses? Download FREE blowing nose sound mp3 (personal use only) Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This sound comes from the BBC Historical & 1 – 166 Library! Want more? Follow @prosoundeffects