Elephant Plays with Tablet Computer (Video)

There have been some studies using computer interfaces which have tried to get great apes interested, with mixed results. Some have shown tasks being completed even faster by them than by humans, others have shown complete boredom with interacting with a machine.

Painting by elephants is a Youtube phenomenon but it’s unclear whether they’re making it up as they go along or just following a script.

But in these videos, there is no direction. Peter the elephant is playing with a tablet computer.

Says the British ‘Technivator Team’, who made the videos:

“This is all real, no film trickery, post-production or hidden cuts — he’s just a very clever elephant.”

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Photo credit: Youtube screengrab


federico bortoletto

Molto bello. Grazie per la condivisione.

Carrie Anne Brown

great videos thanks for sharing :)

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

next they will be ordering peanuts online.

Inna Prodan
Inna P.4 years ago

Animals are extremely intelligent. Just because they don't speak our language, doesn't mean they don't understand what's going on. We are the dumb ones for thinking that.

Terri B.
Terri B.4 years ago

magnificently beautiful smart animals.

Richard T.
Richard T.4 years ago

Very entertaining very cute!

Samantha Mackie
Samantha Mackie4 years ago

cute, thanks

KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Carol M.
Carol M.4 years ago

Fantastic. These animals are just so intelligent!

Lynne Brittany
Lynne B.4 years ago

What a lovely post. The elephants control of his trunk was incredible just as we would with our index finger. He showed great joy. He was enjoying himself. Lucky Peter.