Elephants Are Smart: Six Things That Prove It

Elephants Are Smart: Six Things That Prove It

Elephants are among some of the smartest creatures on the planet. They have the ability to show empathy, identify languages, live in co-operative family structures, and can even paint. Though many people have heard in the past that elephants are smart, here are six things that prove it, and how complex these magnificent creatures truly […]

Elephants Shown to Likely Have a Huge Sense of Smell

Elephants Shown to Likely Have a Huge Sense of Smell

Elephants were shown to have a huge number of olfactory receptor genes, which implies they likely have a huge sense of smell. The olfactory (smell) receptor gene repertoires of 13 placental mammals were compared and, surprisingly, elephants had a very large repertoire. The olfactory gene repertoire in elephants was even larger than in dogs. It […]

Three Elephants Run Away From The Circus in Missouri

Three Elephants Run Away From The Circus in Missouri

Three elephants, apparently fed up with performing in the Shrine circus in Missouri, escaped from it on Saturday, and instead decided to roam around the parking lot, damaging several cars, reported Missouri State police. There were no injuries. The Shrine Circus released a press release that stated the elephant handlers were able to calm down […]