Those big ears are not just there for show. Namibian elephants detect rainstorms at a distance of as much as 280km away, and will travel towards them in search of fresh water and the growth that comes after rain. Sound appears to be the most likely, although still unconfirmed, mechanism. This is more than the distance from the center of New York to Baltimore, or London to Manchester - although in either case the noises of industrial life might confuse an immigrant elephant’s senses.
Based on the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac and Google Maps Direction Service. The exact and approximate spots Kerouac traveled and described are taken from the book and parsed by Google Direction Service API. The chapters match those of the original book. Gregor Weichbrodt, January 2014 More info & purchase: http://ggor.de/index.php/project/on-the-road/