Elephant 'says sit down' with help of his trunk

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An Asian elephant called Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills.

Researchers report that the mammal has learnt to imitate human speech and can say five words in Korean: hello, no, sit down, lie down and good.

The zoo animal places the tip of his trunk into his mouth to transform his natural low rumble into a convincing impression of a human voice.

In this recording, his trainer says "anja" (sit down), followed by Koshik's version.

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