Elephant Stops Rampage to Save Crying Baby

Elephant Stops Rampage to Save Crying Baby

The pitiful sound of a crying baby is enough to transform even the strongest of adults into kitten-weak, softened and often terrified creatures. This effect seems to cross the barriers between humans and animals; even a rampaging elephant can be brought to a halt by the noise of a crying infant. A wild tusker (an […]

Elephant Families Stick Together

Elephant Families Stick Together

A rare occurrence in the entire wild kingdom, elephants have a scientifically thrilling family structure which resembles that of humans. Many parallels exist between the two unrelated species, and years of research have brought some truly fascinating facts regarding elephants and their unique family structure to the attention of the public. Elephant families, also known […]

Elephant May Prove Human Connection

Elephant May Prove Human Connection

In a study published on PeerJ, authors Joshua M. Plotnik and Frans de Waal cover an interesting feature seen in elephant herds.  Asian elephants, great apes, dogs, some corvid birds, and of course, humans, are now on the same list.  The study describes those species that have been observed to offer other group members condolences […]