The unknown species often make the most interesting ringtones
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 8, 2008
eNature.com has released a special collection of Valentine's Day mating call ringtones. The free ringtones include mating calls from well known species such as the coyote, African lion and elk, as well as appealing lesser-known species such as New Jersey's Pine Barrens Treefrog and the Snowy Tree Cricket.
"The unknown species often make the most interesting ringtones," said Tom McGuire, eNature.com's publisher. "Not only are they unusual creatures in their own right, their calls make a very distinctive cell phone ring. People smile instead of glare when your phone roars or cheeps during meeting."
eNature.com's team of naturalists and wildlife audio experts put considerable effort into recording, selecting and producing the mating calls. The sounds were recorded in the wild and many then carefully engineered to remove background noise to make the call or song as clear as possible.
"We thought people would enjoy learning how various species use sound to find a mate," continued McGuire. "Just as every hipster in a nightclub uses a slightly different approach when courting a potential mate, so do animals in the wild".
Each ringtone on the site is accompanied by interesting details about the animal that produces it, such as:
-Female elk are attracted to the bull elk with the loudest mating call (or bugle).
-Lions can mate as much as forty times a day for several consecutive days.
-Steller seal lion females mate again within two weeks of giving birth.
-Like a lot humans, chipmunks are more interested in food than sex.
-Snowy Tree Crickets lay their eggs in their own excrement (ick!).
Mating calls are the first of a series of ringtones that eNature.com plans to release. Coming ringtone sets include Endangered Species, Dangerous and Poisonous Species and Backyard Birds.
About eNature.com: Founded in 2000, eNature.com is the web's premier site for information about nature and wildlife in the United States and Canada. Using content from the award-winning Audubon Field Guide series of books, the site includes comprehensive field guides to animals and plants as well as zip-code based local wildlife guides. Other resources include extensive birding information, guides to National Parks and Wildlife Refuges, native gardening guides, and numerous articles, features and interactive tools.