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The Amazing Intelligence of Elephants

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Researchers have found that elephants understand pointing. It's more evidence of their intelligence, yet people still hunt them

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Ben O (171)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 5:43 am
Wonderful animals!

Carmen S (611)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:06 pm
Elephants are fascinating, thanks for posting this, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:44 pm
I love elephants and have had an affection for them since I was a child. They are very intelligent, did anyone see a video of elephants painting pictures on an easel or the ones playing ball with a man? That was priceless.

Connie O (44)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 2:44 pm
I have always loved elephants.
What a sad world this would be without them.

Winn A (179)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:24 pm
Aren't they wonderful. I love to watch them , , , , , ,

Victoria Oakey (124)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:47 am
Noted. They are very intelligent beings and live longer than we do if given a chance.

Ben B (20)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:24 am
A beautiful story. Elephant intelligence is now so well documented and better understood, it is an absolute disgrace, a crime beyond understanding, that big game hunting can still occur and that poaching still takes so many.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday November 1, 2013, 4:17 am

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:17 am

.... "there seems to be something going on there". He was talking about elephants in Kenya being able to distinguish between different languages
– English, safe, the language of tourists clicking cameras;
– Maa, potentially dangerous, the language of the Maasai warriors who occasionally kill elephants; – Swahili, generally safe.

The elephants seemed anxious when someone spoke Maa;
the moment she switched to Swahili, they became calm.

Danuta W (1249)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:20 am

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 1, 2013, 5:39 am

In the Singapore Zoo a very young Elephant - Raja - "pretended" to play with my youngest daughter Jasmine....
when we had to leave his area he showed to be very angry at the beginning, and after some minutes very sad........He continued to "call" Jasmine because he wanted to continue playing........
He was soooo tender..... He had only 3 tough haircurls on the top of his head... he was so funny

Veronique L (209)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:10 am
Thank you!

. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:15 pm
Yes, Mr. Orwell, you were right.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:49 am
Elephants are beautiful and very forgiving creatures when loved (if only we could be more like them).
I have to share my experience at the park.... and it is on my page as a video if you want to see it, but perhaps you'd like to go and see this Huffington Post Arcticle from last year
There are comments below the article and one is defamatory - quickly responded to by others. The defamatory comment is from someone who has visited another that tries to emulate The Elephant Nature Park and fails miserably. The Elephant Nature Park cannot be booked through a travel agency, nor can you visit it randomly. It must be booked only through the official website or through the official office. No-one, No-one is allowed to chain an elephant or beat it or use a hook.

A most beautiful documentary has been made too...

I cannot say enough about this one-woman attempt to rescue elephants and return their offspring to the wild - Sangduen Lek Chailert is a force for the Elephants and everyone who meets her, throw themselves wholeheartedly into the cause.

I say all this, because Elephants cannot only understand pointing, language differences and so on... they can truly love humans back - Lek is living proof!

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:53 am
I'd like to add.. that if I had heaps of money of my own - I'd buy an elephant from its slavery and send it to this park - I've met Lek and she's probably the Elephant's version of Mother Teresa... a kinder soul you could not meet!

Michela M (3964)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:06 pm

Thanks!!! Posted in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in:  ELEPHANTS: 35 Petitions - New!!
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!!
AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, Bushmeat Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection, Bee-killing Pesticides… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead  Thanks!! Michela

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:46 pm
Extraordinary! It's even more revolting to think they are mercilessly killed for their tusks.

Manuela Gewert (88)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:58 am
Danke Cal, ich habe Elefanten schon immer geliebt und Sie sin weiser als die meisten Menschen!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday January 5, 2015, 1:12 pm
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