September 1st, 2017

Raw audio of construction work. An excavator equipped with a jackhammer is drilling into concrete. Recorded about 10 meters away from the excavator at the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida where the new ape exhibit is being constructed.

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"Construction, Jackhammer Excavator, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom recorder" on 22nd August 2017.

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    filmsunshine 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    using it for our storytelling podcast for class. thank you so much.

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    sleepingmoon 1 month, 1 week ago

    will use layered with other construction sounds in an experimental music game. thank you

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    _CrimsonInferno_ 1 year, 3 months ago

    Nice sound! I'll be using it in a Minecraft mod.

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    waterup380 2 years, 1 month ago

    cool sounds

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    Vitaly48 2 years, 5 months ago


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