Perhaps a grunt that resembles the camels? Maybe something similar to the horse?
Ask any family or friend member, and they’ll offer a different response. You can try to figure it out. It’s an enjoyable sport at any gathering as even those that have gone on several safaris cannot make the sound of a giraffe.
Why? I’m not going into details for now since that would expose the secret of the giraffe.
I’ve only heard the sound of a giraffe because I spent an entire period at Serengeti National Park, following the giants’ long necks with the aid of my recording device.
What sounds do Giraffes make?
Though they’re generally quiet, adult giraffes have also been observed with coughs, snorts, or hisses and bursts of grunts, moans, whistles, and bellowing noises. Young calves make noises like snorts, bleats, mew, and moo.
Since these sounds are scarce, most information about the sound they produce and what they refer to is based on observations and speculation (best estimate). There is undoubtedly a need for further investigation.
Here’s how one research team discusses the need for more study: “The use of specific terms used to describe giraffe vocalizations in earlier reports was dependent on the call’s phonetic and the authors’ subjective perception of sound and were not based on quantitative or comparative methods for describing objectively vocalizations in different dialects.”
Themselves Putting Their Necks Out
Before I looked at this more deeply, I was convinced that the famous length of the neck of the giraffe could be a factor in the sounds it made or didn’t make. The most popular explanation for the neck’s length (which is the same size of vertebrae as we do) is that it’s due to eating leaves that are beyond those of rivals; however, some have speculated that the evolution of the neck was a way to allow males (which get larger) to take on males and make females jealous, whatever the reason the 2.1 meters long (as tall as Shaquille O’Neal’s) neck has consequences when auditions to audition for Canadian Idol.
The roar of the giraffe
Giraffes, for sure, are quieter than other similar mammals. For the uninitiated, Giraffes appear in a trance regardless of whether they are in a zoo or their natural environment. There are suggestions that the giraffe’s famous long neck is physically unable to speak due to the difficulty in maintaining the required airflow from the mouth to the lungs over this distance.
What sound does a baby giraffe make?
It might surprise you. The young giraffe can make the sound of bleating like that of sheep. Many people believe that giraffes belong to goats and sheep because of their similar appearance and bleating sound.
Giraffes are, in fact, more closely associated with antelope and deer in comparison to goats and sheep. But the bleating noise of young giraffes is one of the intriguing aspects!
Adult giraffes typically produce a guttural sound distinct from the bellowing sound of young giraffes. The sound is usually described as similar to the bellowing sound of cows.
the Final Giraffe Sound Answer
Of the nine distinct subspecies of giraffes, each can produce sounds. Human ears aren’t able to hear the sounds! Infrasound can travel long distances across the savannas that Giraffes have to travel in search of food. Scientists (such as Liz Von Muggenthaler) can record the infrasound and display it visually. This is the first time in the history of humanity we can hear a giraffe’s adult voice!