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Enormous Online Library Catalogues 150,000 Animal Sounds

 The Cornell Lab of Ornithology just released an online archive filled with thousands of animal noises. The archive doesn't have everything--it mostly focuses on birds--but you could still waste a whole afternoon or more sifting through the aural wonders of Earth's many species. To wit: Did you know that a singing walrus sounds like a Tommy gun followed by a tiny spaceship floating away?
Walrus --Odobenus rosmarus
  ML Audio 53276 ©2012 Cornell University
And did you know katydids make noises? Song-like noises, even.
  ML Audio 121695 ©2012 Cornell University