As a founding member of the International Elephant Foundation, Ringling Bros. helps sponsor efforts to provide emergency veterinary care, supplies, research scholarships and grants to elephant researchers and trainers around the world.
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Elephants are very social. They say hello by touching each other's mouths with the tips of their trunks and greet their trainers with trunk hugs and vocalizations. Some vocalizations can be heard by the human ear, and some require electronic identification. Very low frequencies are used to communicate over long distances.