Tag: sounds

Chimpanzee Hoots to Rile Up Your Inner Monkey

December 12, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Were you aware that Chimps, still endangered by habitat destruction and poaching for their meat, use tools and weapons to defend themselves? They’ve been known to use hollow sticks in order to extract insects from crevices and holes, and also wield large branches as clubs or projectiles against leopards and …

Turkey Gobble Sound for Thankful Sound Junkies

November 21, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Did you know that despite their paunch, turkeys would rather sleep on a perch or tree limb? They’re safe from predators up high. On a semi-related note: It is not advised that you try to do the same to evade your visiting relatives this Thanksgiving. Buy full-resolution .wav (commercial license) This …

Salmon Swimming Sound for Those About to Slosh

November 20, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

You’re familiar with the plight of the salmon: theirs is a life spent swimming upstream, in both fresh and salt water, plagued all the way by bears and fishermen’s nets. The Pacific salmon never repeats this cycle. It makes the round trip to the stream where it hatched, spawns the …

Black Spider Monkey Call for You Social Creatures

November 16, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

If the rainforest were like high school, then black spider monkeys—despite longish arms some might call freakish, or at least disproportionate—are basically the popular kids. Quite the socialite, the black spider monkey tends to hang in groups of two to three dozen at a time. Although still fairly healthy in …

Indian Elephant Call for Trumpeting Your Arrival

October 30, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Indian elephants are distinguished by their small ears (vs. the larger ones of the African elephant). Behind them are very soft spots, often called the knuckle, which trainers and riders steer with their feet. Some will live upwards of 70 years; all are protected by the Endangered Species Act due …

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 …

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 …

Poison Dart Frog Chirp for Your Morning Alarm

October 3, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

Poison dart frogs, also called poison arrow frogs, are so named because of the use of their venom by Amerindian tribes. Though they tend to weigh less than an ounce, the most poisonous breed packs enough poison to kill up to 20,000 mice. Their remarkably vibrant colors are a natural …