Kosik (Koshik) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Yongin Everland theme park and zoo, in South Korea.
Kosik (Koshik) arrived to the Yongin Everland theme park and zoo unknown date, Kosik (Koshik) lives together with 1 other elephants at the Yongin Everland theme park and zoo:
Kosik (Koshik) was born wild 1990.
2010: Claimed to be putting its Trunk
in its mouth and mimicking the words it heard from its caretakers: "yes," "no," "lie down," "sit down," and four other phrases.
2012: a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) that imitates human speech, matching Korean formants and fundamental frequency in such detail that Korean native speakers can readily understand and transcribe the imitations. To create these very accurate imitations of speech formant frequencies, this elephant (named Koshik) places his Trunk
inside his mouth, modulating the shape of the vocal tract during controlled phonation.
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