Mommy Asian Elephant Carries Dead Calf for Weeks, Reveals New Revealing Videos

Asian elephants, like their African cousins, appear to mourn their dead, sometimes even carrying their lost babies in their trunks for days or weeks, according to new research.

Whether the elephants understanding death the way humans do is unknown – and probably unknowable. But Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) are social creatures, and the new research adds to the evidence that they experience some sort of emotional reaction when they lose one of their own.


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