Do elephants have feelings?
Elephants, the largest land animals on the planet, are among the most exuberantly expressive of creatures. Joy, anger, grief, compassion, love; the finest emotions reside within these hulking masses. Through years of research, scientists have found that elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling.
Are elephants the only animal that can cry?
Pet owners often claim their dogs cry. Darwin thought monkeys and elephants wept. But modern scientists believe the only animal to really break down in tears is us. All mammals make distress calls, like when an offspring is separated from its mother, but only humans cry, he says.
How can you tell if an elephant is sad?
Suggested clip 65 seconds
How to read elephant body language – YouTube
Start of suggested clip
End of suggested clip
Do baby elephants cry?
When a baby is born, females can sometimes be heard bellowing and blaring, according to PBS. Elephants are widely known for expressing grief after the loss of a loved one, similar to humans. They mourn the dead by touching the bones or circling the body.
Do elephants remember humans?
An elephant never forgets
It is not easy to measure with precision the memory span of an elephant; many working elephants can learn and remember a large number of commands. They also appear to recognise many humans, as well as individuals of their own species – even when separated from them for decades.
What is smarter an elephant or a dolphin?
Elephants are believed to rank equal with dolphins in terms of problem-solving abilities, and many scientists tend to rank elephant intelligence at the same level as cetaceans; a 2011 article published by ABC Science states that, “elephants [are as] smart as chimps, [and] dolphins”.