Development of Infrasonic Communication in an Elephant

How do the mechanisms that control elephant infrasound communication develop within the animal's lifetime?

          Elephants' ability to produce infrasound signals relies on the successful development of certain anatomical structures in the head and neck. Structures like vocal cords and hyoid apparatus are all crucial to the production of infrasonic signals. However, no research has yet been done to determine whether this behavior is learned or genetic [1].