Giants, despite their size, are actually completely terrified of tiny little bees
They say an elephant never forgets—and apparently the one thing they always remember is how much bee stings hurt!
Elephants have a specific sound they make to alert fellow trunk-equipped buddies that there are angry, nasty, hungry bees about. Then they proceed to run away!
It is the first time elephants have shown any sort of alarm call. This was discovered by a team of scientists from Oxford University, Save the Elephant group and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Their research was conducted by playing the sound of swarming bees and studying the elephant's reaction. They not only ran away, but made a strange “rumbling” call as well while shaking their heads.
They recorded the call and played it back for the elephants to confirm it meant they should all flee even without a buzzing bee sound. Their findings were spot on. Turns out elephants can communicate with each other in the face of danger to organize and mobilize as a group.