Science
11:44 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Let's Play Name That Sound... Of The Galapagos

Our Véronique LaCapra's trip to the Galapagos Islands has allowed her to see - and hear - things she's never experienced before. Play a little game with us, will you?

This Galapagos mockingbird is pretty good at mimicking other things...

A Galapagos mockingbird.
Credit (Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

But it's not good enough to make these sounds:

A mystery sound of the Galapagos Islands.

What IS making those grumbling, crunching sounds (nevermind the birds)? And how about that "burp!"

Think of your best guess! Ready? Scroll down to see if you're right - no cheating!





























 

A Galapagos tortoise! Clearly, having a little snack.
Credit (Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)