Indian railways use bees to keep elephants off the tracks

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PATNA, Indian — Railroad officials in India have come up with a unique way to get elephants off the tracks: bees. GulfNews.com reports that more than 120 elephants were killed by trains in the country between 2008 and 2017.

In an effort to reduce the number of elephant fatalities, railroad officials in that country are playing audio of buzzing bees near the tracks. The noise irritates elephants and moves them away from the railroad. In the past, railroads have tried a number of methods, including electric fences, to keep the massive animals off the right-of-way, but nothing has worked as well as the bee recordings.

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