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Elephants mourning by ev on 4 June 2009 2:08pm
"Just how aware are these elephants? Some scientists think they may cry when sad, just like you and me."

Re: Elephants mourning by bIG bLOGGER on 4 June 2009 3:44pm
Yes,ev,-elephants are extremely intelligent pachyderms and consider themselves part of a bIG family,so if one of their number gets murdered by poachers,the others mourn.
Re: Elephants mourning by canaveralgumby on 4 June 2009 4:20pm
I've seen that on tv before. The "loved ones" of the dead elephant will stay for days and just weep, while the rest of the herd has moved on.

There are probably myriad species who have communication and emotions which WE cannot perceive. We shouldn't assume that because we can't see it, that it's not there.
Re: Elephants mourning by Lounge Trekker on 4 June 2009 9:38pm
I am always impressed by elephants and believe them to have intelligence beyond most animals.


An elephant painting. Most impressive.

Re: Elephants mourning by ev on 4 June 2009 9:54pm
umm.. not sure if you've got the right link there, mate.. seems to be just a forum in Hebrew or something..
Re: Elephants mourning by peripatetically on 4 June 2009 10:44pm
Oh yes, I've seen this. Maybe you got this web site from me, pete. I know I sent it to many people in my email list.

And yes, they do mourn for days on end. I've seen many documentaries about that.
Re: Elephants mourning by ev on 4 June 2009 10:52pm
(after getting it to work..):

Holy crap, Pete! That's the most amazing thing I've seen in ages!!! Damn, man!
Re: Elephants mourning by artofcp on 5 June 2009 1:59am
Thank you, Lounge Trekker, that was fantastic! I remember seeing a book about elephants paintings once, but I can't remember what it was called. I've seen the book about cats painting as well. They like to look at things upside down. (I do too.)
Re: Elephants mourning by mrsteabag on 5 June 2009 2:04am
I've frequently wondered whether or not the wrong species was allowed to evolve. Four-legged ones are so much more complex than credited for in the past.
Re: Elephants mourning by kazzzz on 5 June 2009 5:09am
I've seen videos of elephants painting too Pete, they're really amazing
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