This is our 5000th broadcast and to celebrate the event, we’re going to play some memorable animal sounds from the past twetnty-three years of programming. I’m Jim Metzner and this is the Pulse of the Planet.
Our very first program featured this sound:
We’ll see if any rabid fans can identify any of these sounds from our past 5000 programs. I’ll give some clues, and the answers are on our website.
This large sound is made by a very small creature:
Here’s an animal that’s named for its call:
Here’s a sound we’ve speeded up thirty times; and the clue is that it’s not what it sounds like:
This sound is accompanied by an elaborate mating dance:
And here’s a last word from a few talking animals:
You can find the identity of these sounds on pulseplanet.com; click on our monthly feature story. All this month we’ll be featuring some favorite programs from our archives. Celebrating our 5000 broadcast Pulse of the Planet is made possible by the NSF. I’m Jim Metzner.
Answers to the sound quiz are on Jim’s blog!!