How Elephants Show Empathy – YouTube

Researchers working in Thailand recently asserted that elephants are capable of empathy and published a paper outlining how it is that they do so.

The 26 elephants involved in the study live in captivity and were observed for between 30 and 180 minutes a day for about a year. 

In that time, it was documented how elephants responded to both stressful situations they experienced themselves and those encountered by others in their group.


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Following the frightening incidents,

the pachyderms would comfort

one another by gathering closer

and making physical contact. 

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