Sound Ark

Heres a program from our archives.A Pawnee legend says that in the beginning of all things, the Creator did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals, and it was through them that man should learn. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet. Today we’re going to hear a number of animal voices, selected from our past year’s programs. At the end of this program, we’ll identify them for you.You can hear these sounds in the springtime, echoing through the forests of Yellowstone National Park.These creatures are found practically everywhere in the world, and although we take them for granted, they’re indispensable to the environment.This bird has come to symbolize the environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s another symbolic bird; this one making a recent comeback from near-extinction.These animals survived the effects of radiation from the Chernobyl accident.Sherlock Holmes would have probably known about this creature, and so would medical scientists searching for new drugs to stimulate the heart.Although it seems remarkably human, this is the sound of an animal that’s bred in captivity in zoos around the world.The first vocalization we heard was from an elk; next the highly amplified sounds of ants. That’s the sounds of the Spotted Owl, followed by our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Next are the reindeer of Lapland, and that’s a so called “poison dart frog.” Lastly, this is the sound of a lynx.Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.

Sound Ark

Today we let the animals do the talking.
Air Date:09/21/2018
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Heres a program from our archives.A Pawnee legend says that in the beginning of all things, the Creator did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals, and it was through them that man should learn. I'm Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet. Today we're going to hear a number of animal voices, selected from our past year's programs. At the end of this program, we'll identify them for you.You can hear these sounds in the springtime, echoing through the forests of Yellowstone National Park.These creatures are found practically everywhere in the world, and although we take them for granted, they're indispensable to the environment.This bird has come to symbolize the environmental movement in the Pacific Northwest. Here's another symbolic bird; this one making a recent comeback from near-extinction.These animals survived the effects of radiation from the Chernobyl accident.Sherlock Holmes would have probably known about this creature, and so would medical scientists searching for new drugs to stimulate the heart.Although it seems remarkably human, this is the sound of an animal that's bred in captivity in zoos around the world.The first vocalization we heard was from an elk; next the highly amplified sounds of ants. That's the sounds of the Spotted Owl, followed by our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Next are the reindeer of Lapland, and that's a so called "poison dart frog." Lastly, this is the sound of a lynx.Im Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.