Like all animals ….. these are sentient beings!!!
This video is called Asian Elephants Console The Distressed.
From Wildlife Extra:
Asian elephants reassure each other when distressed
February 2014: Asian elephants console others who are in distress, using physical touches and vocalizations just like humans, say scientists.
The findings are the first empirical evidence of consolation in elephants, “For centuries, people have observed that elephants seem to be highly intelligent and empathic animals, but as scientists we need to actually test it,” says lead author Joshua Plotnik of Emory University.
A group of 26 captive Asian [elephants] at an elephant camp in northern Thailand were observed for nearly a year by the researchers, who recorded stress incidences of individuals and the responses from other nearby elephants.
“With their strong social bonds, it’s not surprising that elephants show concern for others,” says co-author Frans de Waal, an Emory professor of psychology and director of Living Links…
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