Sunday Sketch: Tool-Using Elephants

Did you know?

It’s well known that elephants possess very complex nervous systems, similiar to those of higher thinking mammals such as whales, dolphins, and primates. But it’s not as well known that elephants are also tool users, altering tree branches and using them swat away pesky flies!

Sunday Sketch

Sketch and fact contributed by Victor Santiago


Source: Hart, B. L., Hart, L. A., McCoy, M., & Sarath, C. R. (2015, June 19). Congnitive behavior in Asia elephant: Use and modification of branches for fly switching. Retrieved March 19, 2018, from https://ucdavis.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/congnitive-behavior-in-asia-elephant-use-and-modification-of-bran

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