Elephants Mourned Their Deceased Leader But Had Their Ceremony Spoiled By Intrusive People Who Wanted To “Help”

Date October 3, 2018 12:32

Animals always know how to surprise humans, even though they do it unwillingly. Of course, we already know that many representatives of fauna are able to feel and even show affection, similarly to how we do it. We aren’t talking about dogs, cats, and other domestic pets – even wild animals can sympathize.


As a vivid example of the animals’ feelings here is a video that has recently become popular in the social networks. Moreover, it was a reason for several reports towards such serious broadcaster as BBC.

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During the first seconds, we can see a group of elephants mourning at the body of their leader, who apparently was killed in a fight with another mammal of the same species that lasted for a few days.

Anyone knows that elephants are extremely intelligent animals that are even considered rational. They can easily understand body language, create tools, and even show empathy.

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Apart from that, there is a thing the elephants can do that draws a lot of attention – they turn out to be able to mourn. Of course, their way of doing it isn’t the same as ours, but they usually caress the dead body, like in the recorded footage.

After that, according to the BBC, forest rangers startled the animals in order to confirm their leader’s death. The way they did it was considered cruel by numerous Internet users:

Humans tend to interfere in the natural wild processes for no reason.

We have a lot to learn from these giants.

Some users chose ways to express their emotions other than words:

The criticized video has already got almost a thousand shares.

What do you think about such interference? Should people help animals in their affairs? Or should similar cases be left unsupervised? Share your opinions in the comments.

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