How Animals Hear



I couldn’t really find a good video for this one, but here’s the short of it:

“Rabbit ears are not only very long, they [also have] a curve that turns them into satellite dishes on the bunny’s head. Why would a rabbit want this kind of shape? Well… rabbit ears are shaped like that for the same reason satellite dishes are – it helps to catch and amplify important signals. Rabbits are a prey species, so they need to be constantly monitoring for small sounds that may indicate a predator is near. They also need to be able to figure out exactly where that sound came from. The unique shape of the rabbit’s ears, and the rabbit’s ability to tilt, turn or move their ears, gives the rabbit the ability to pinpoint the location of the sound.”


These videos are in the hunting frame of reference. It’s fairly informative and in 3 segments. I start the second two videos at the pick-up point continuing the discussion.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Most lion videos are about the roaring. So, here’s the hearing down-low:

“A lion has good hearing, enhanced by movable ears that can adjust to the direction noise is coming from. As a result, he can hear prey at long distances — up to a mile away — as well as listen for his pride members.”


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