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#1
This is just ridiculous
Metro.co.uk reports that zookeepers looking after a trio of African elephants are playing them heavy metal music to improve their behavior.

Staff at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK say the troublesome teenage giants are instantly calmed down when they hear the twangs of rock legends such as BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA and DEF LEPPARD.

But turn off the anthems during their morning eating and bathing ritual and stroppy adolescents Jack, Lataba and Five throw tantrums and start pacing.

'The elephants love it. It's just such a good distraction for them and a good way to keep them calm,' said keeper Bob Lawrence.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=109769

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#3
I wonder what is their favorite Metallica album
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#5
Elephants are angry. You wouldn't know it by looking at them though. They keep it inside. Listening to heavy metal expresses their feelings for them and it does it better than they could ever do themselves. That's why it makes them feel good. It's science.

Plus, if you don't like Sabbath you are a knob.

Edit: Led Zeppelin isn't metal and neither is most of Def Leppard's work.
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#10
elephants like this are bitchin
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Edit: Led Zeppelin isn't metal and neither is most of Def Leppard's work.


Who the **** cares?
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Led Zeppelin isn't metal


Well of course, not by today's standards.
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Zookeeper: "So, what do you think of Death Magnetic?"
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#16
those angsty elephants.

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Zookeeper: "So, what do you think of Death Magnetic?"
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#20
Should let em' hear Chinese Democracy.
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Edit: Led Zeppelin isn't metal and neither is most of Def Leppard's work.


pour some sugar on me is so metal
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pour some sugar on me is so metal


He did say "most of", I don't listen to Def Leppard so I don't know.

I do know a funny joke though. What has 9 arms and sucks?
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He did say "most of", I don't listen to Def Leppard so I don't know.

I do know a funny joke though. What has 9 arms and sucks?


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He did say "most of", I don't listen to Def Leppard so I don't know.

I do know a funny joke though. What has 9 arms and sucks?


i was being sarcastic
pour some sugar on me is not metal at all

and i have no idea?
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He did say "most of", I don't listen to Def Leppard so I don't know.

I do know a funny joke though. What has 9 arms and sucks?



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#28
I despise Def Leppard. More like...Deaf...Leotard. Because I don't want to here their mus..

..any of this making any sense?
#29
How did they find that out anyway...?
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i was being sarcastic
pour some sugar on me is not metal at all

and i have no idea?


Ah, sorry. I guess sarcasm doesn't travel well across the internet. And again I don't listen to Def Leppard.

The answer was Def Leppard in any case. The drummer only has one arm as far as I know.
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Def Leppard and Led Zepplin are heavy?
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#35
Well metal calms me down pretty well so I suppose it might have the same effect on animals
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Def Leppard and Led Zepplin are heavy?


I regard them as one of the first heavy metal bands, along with Black Sabbath. You do realize that the early stages of heavy metal were pretty much distorted and tuned down blues, right?
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#38
Heavy music calms me down, too. You get your aggression out by listening to the music, rather than in a physical manner. It makes enough sense to me.
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#39
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st anger. maybe the elephants big ears can listen to it in ways we cant.


Metallica probably recorded specifically for elephants. Like, we can't hear amazing choir vocals, lead harmonies, and sweeping, but the elephants can.
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Metallica probably recorded specifically for elephants. Like, we can't hear amazing choir vocals, lead harmonies, and sweeping, but the elephants can.


Yeah or maybe they recorded it for fish, you know cause fish gots no good metal to listens to.
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