Ylvis’ smash hit “What Does The Fox Say?” has the world wondering, what does a fox actually sound like? Foxes are extremely vocal animals, whose sounds vary from barks to howl type noises. However, animals—much like humans—sound different throughout various countries around the world. For instance, a cat’s meow or a dog’s bark sounds different in France than it does in the U.S.

Check out this gallery of images by artist James Chapman to learn a variety of different animal sounds in msny languages throughout the world.

— Cara Meyers, exclusive to Global Animal

Mice have facial expressions which communicate their mood to others. Photo Credit: James Chapman
Pigs are very social animals. They form close bonds with each other and other species. Pigs enjoy close contact and will lie close together when resting. Pigs use their grunts to communicate with each other. Photo Credit: James Chapman
A lion's roar is used for advertising territory, calling to other pride members, intimidating rivals, and strengthening the bond between pride members. Photo Credit: James Chapman
Frogs were the first land animals with vocal chords. Photo Credit: James Chapman
Ducks are comfortable walking on ice or swimming in icy water because they don't have nerves or blood vessels in their feet. Photo Credit: James Chapman
Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws. Photo Credit: James Chapman
The chicken is the closest living relative to the tyrannosaurus-rex. Photo Credit: James Chapman
A cat can hear high-frequenciy sounds up to two octaves higher than a human. Photo Credit: James Chapman
The smallest bird egg belongs the hummingbird and is the size of the pea. Photo Credit: James Chapman
A queen bee lives for about two to three years and is the only bee that lays eggs. Photo Credit: James Chapman

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