By Archiver
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 02:33

Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.

Dec 1, 2016
CATHERINE OFFORD

BIG SHOES TO FILL: University of Graz undergraduate researcher Isabella Schaberl passes a water-filled elephant footprint, home to rich communities of tiny invertebrates, in Kibale National Park, Uganda.COURTESY WOLFRAM REMMERS

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By Archiver
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 05:58

Elephants have passed a test of intelligence which scientists say has “profound” implications for our understanding of their mental capabilities. They were found to be capable of performing a task that showed they have a level of self-understanding that is rare in the animal world and defeats humans until they are about two years old.

Elephants have already shown they can recognise themselves in a mirror, something that is thought to be relatively rare among animals.

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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 12/24/2019 - 13:34

Forest elephant extinction would exacerbate climate change. That’s according to a new study in Nature Geoscience which links feeding by elephants with an increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:46
Asian elephants are very social animals. They live in family groups consisting of related females and their offspring that are led by the oldest female, the ‘matriarch’. The social bond between group members is very strong, and co-operative behaviour is common, particularly in the protection and guidance of the young.
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By Naturenomics Team
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 05:20
Elephants are exceptionally smart creatures. They have the largest brain of any land animal,and three times as many neurons as humans. While many of these neurons exist to control the elephant’s large and dextrous body, these creatures have demonstrated their impressive mental capabilities time and time again. Here, a few interesting findings about the intelligence of elephants
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