The Asian elephants in the study also displayed this type of behavior when standing in front of a 2.5-by-2.5-metre (8.2 ft × 8.2 ft) mirror - they inspected the rear and brought food close to the mirror for consumption. With a mass of just over 5 kg (11 lb), an elephant's brain has more mass than that of any other land animal, and although the largest whales have body masses twenty times those of a typical elephant, a whale's brain is barely twice the mass of an elephant's brain. What differs is that they don't have a coat of fur to protect them from winter weather. The observations supported Thorndike's mechanical learning hypothesis. Animals and humans are different in few regards. [17], The hippocampus is linked to emotion through the processing of certain types of memory, especially spatial. ", More recently, Bernd Heinrich and Thomas Bugnyar[63] concluded that ravens' "behaviour in accessing meat on a string is not only a product of rapid learning but may involve some understanding of cause–effect relation between string, food and certain body parts." Sapient means, simply, 'wise'. Elephants have keen memories, and when evaluating foraging locations, respond more strongly to long‐term patterns of productivity than to immediate forage conditions. Elephants have been one of few species of mammals other than Homo sapiens sapiens and Neanderthals known to have or have had any recognizable ritual around death. Like Thorndike's cats and dogs, the 13 elephants that did master a black/white or large/small discrimination task did so gradually, over several sessions. [15] Elephants are believed to rank equal with dolphins in terms of problem-solving abilities,[9] and many scientists tend to rank elephant intelligence at the same level as cetaceans; a 2011 article published by ABC Science suggests that, "elephants [are as] smart as chimps, [and] dolphins". In this setup, the cord is tied to a heavy log a few meters away from the elephant. It's home planet is unknown. Bandula used to fiddle with the hook until it slid apart when it was aligned. Tuskbeasts are giant elephants used by Noxus as living tanks. After 27 years of working with elephants, Peachey firmly believes that they can understand the semantics and syntax of some of the words they hear. [33], Scientists often debate the extent to which elephants feel emotion. Brown, Les. [29] The remarkable similarity between the elephant brain and the human brain supports the thesis of convergent evolution.[20]. Ex: If you place a string that opens a door when pulled, you could train Spindle cells appear to play a central role in the development of intelligent behavior. Even though played on varying instruments and at different pitches, timbres and meters, she recognized the tones a year and a half later. [43] In the evening, when he did not return, a search party was sent in a truck to find him. Elephants have been observed digging holes to drink water and then ripping bark from a tree, chewing it into the shape of a ball, filling in the hole and covering over it with sand to avoid evaporation, then later going back to the spot for a drink. Elephant cognition is the study of animal cognition as present in elephants. Elephants are People, Too -- Rights of Sapience Add to My Favorites Report this Debate Share with My Friends Do you like this debate? This is something thought to be very rare in the animal kingdom.[33]. He was in a Swiss zoo with some Asian elephants. These experiments, in turn, rely on pioneering early work with dogs and cats. String-pulling behavior has been likewise studied[64] in seven Asian elephants by presenting them with a retractable (bungee) cord. [14], Elephant researcher Martin Meredith recalls in his book an occurrence of a typical elephant death ritual as witnessed by Anthony Hall-Martin, a South African biologist who had studied elephants in Addo, South Africa, for over eight years. These Elephants are huge pachyderms that appeared in the graphic novel 300, and its film adaptation and sequel, Rise of the Empire. She is beginning to research whether sounds made by elephants have dialects, a trait that is rare in the animal kingdom.[43]. Elephants show a remarkable ability to use tools, using their trunks like arms. [23], Elephants in Africa self-medicate by chewing on the leaves of a tree from the family Boraginaceae, which induces labour. Elephants show a keen interest in the bones of their own kind (even unrelated elephants that have died long ago). Sapient: Lit. In India, an elephant was helping locals lift logs by following a truck and placing the logs in pre-dug holes upon instruction from the mahout (elephant trainer). Cruelty to Animals: The Moral Debt. They no longer have problems living alone, so they can either live alone or live in groups. The lights on the truck were flashing red, white and yellow. [77] Next, a treat was placed at the bottom of a bucket and, at the same time, the bucket was covered with a lid. They resemble Freljordian Mammoths in that they have large curved tusks and small ears. As elephants require She was found the next morning by the local herdsmen, unharmed. Because they’re sapient. This is further supported by the elephant's long juvenile period and large temporal lobes, which are associated in the storage of memories. The penises of some animals, such as elephants and tapirs, are also prehensile. In addition, elephants have around 257 billion neurons. The average EQ is 2.14 for Asian elephants, and 1.67 for African, with the overall average being 1.88. The most complex device was a Brummel hook, a device that closes when two opposite points are slid together. Peachey stated that elephants are almost predisposed to cooperate and work with humans as long as they are treated with respect and sensitivity. [48] Ruby chose her own colors and was said to have a keen sense of which colour she wished to use. That night, the other elephants found the body and took the shoulder blade and leg bone and returned the bones to the exact spot the elephant was killed. A beanstalk space elevator lifts their trade goods to orbit, where a galaxy that shuns the furless Fants can make use of their talents without risking [30], Edward Topsell stated in his publication The History of Four-Footed Beasts in 1658, "There is no creature among all the Beasts of the world which hath so great and ample demonstration of the power and wisdom of almighty God as the elephant. A sapient elephant walking to the store. A study by Dr. Naoko Irie of Tokyo University has shown that elephants demonstrate skills at arithmetic. The temples earn millions of rupees by exploiting elephants for profit during cultural festivals, treating them more as commodities than sentient, sapient beings. Elephants are mammals native to Runeterra. Once she had freed herself, she would help the other elephants escape. And the results that are in so far are not many: humans, apes, dolphins, elephants, and magpies. Successful performance in this task has been documented in well over ten bird species. the tip of its trunk is also incredibly dexterous, its essentially a hand with a thumb and a finger. Once this behavioral sequence was established, a treat was placed inside the bucket and, at the same time, the lid was placed on the ground alongside the bucket, so that the lid no longer obstructed access to the food. [48] Elephant art is now commonly featured at zoos, and is shown in museums and galleries around the world. Zoe likes to mess with an elephant called 2Stomper. Although many animals respond to a mirror, very few show any evidence that they recognize it is in fact themselves in the mirror reflection. Elephants were incredibly successful, and doubly so for a large animal, colonizing five continents and a massive range of environments. 1990. Novum Terram Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Clarke, Paul A.B. Meredith also recalls an event told to him by George Adamson, a Kenyan game warden, regarding an old Turkana woman who fell asleep under a tree after losing her way home. Like: cows, horses, elephants, zebras, donkeys, goats, sheep, dogs, people,etc. The actual, gradual, slope of the time-curve that he did observe suggested to him that his subjects failed to understand the cause-effect relationships between their actions and escape. Asian elephants use chirps that are different from African elephants' deep rumbling noises. Some scientists and environmentalists argue that it is "unnecessary and inhumane" to cull them[67] since "elephants resemble humans in a number of ways, not least by having massive brains, social bonds that appear to be empathetic, long gestations, high intelligence, offspring that require an extended period of dependent care, and long life spans. Both have high logic skills, but while they can use tools, said use is extremely crude. anything you can do with a finger and thumb, it can do, now imagine if it evolved a few more points of manipulation. [23], Recent studies have shown that elephants can also mimic sounds they hear. Cynthia Moss has observed a mother, after the death of her calf, walk sluggishly at the back of a family for many days. Yeah, I did, and I also said they probably are sapient, and even if they’re not, I have more. At Elephant Nature Park , we consider all lives here as a person. They also favor travelling on dirt roads in the dry season, as easy walking terrain to conserve energy. Elephants and crows are in the second group I would consider. [34] Elephants have been one of few species of mammals other than Homo sapiens sapiens and Neanderthals[35][36][37][38][39][40][41] known to have or have had any recognizable ritual around death. It doesn’t mean that we should stop eating them at all. Cereals like Polypogon - which are, after all, nothing more than especially nutritious grass - must have been a blessing. See all replies The premise of Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard sounds a bit out-there: It’s a space opera about anthropomorphic elephants! [45] Kosik produces these human-like sounds by putting his trunk in his mouth and then shaking it while breathing out, similar to how people whistle with their fingers. Elephants have been seen sucking up water, holding their trunk high in the air, and then spraying the water like a fountain. The calf was observed to be weeping and made sounds that sounded like a scream, but then the entire herd fell silent. The colors she favored were green, yellow, blue and red. They’d be far more flexible than the giraffe in real life and are the second [32] When an elephant is hurt, other elephants (even if they are unrelated) aid them. [46], Elephants use contact calls to stay in touch with one another when they are out of one another's sight. A ranch herder was out on his own with camels when he came across a family of elephants. The herdsman later told them that when he could not stand up, the elephant used her trunk to lift him under the shade of a tree. The mahout came to investigate the hold-up and noticed a dog sleeping in the hole. He also noted that she developed a swing-type rhythm pattern when playing with other elephants.[48]. The matriarch charged at him and knocked him over with her trunk, breaking one of his legs. [48] An example of this was shown in the TV program Extraordinary Animals, in which elephants at a camp in Thailand were able to draw portraits with flowers. But hang on, didn’t I just say I wasn’t sure about the flies’ sapience? As other elephants arrived, they began to scream loudly and buried her under branches. It only means that we must learn to respect, appreciate, protect and let them grow and [75], Similarly, in discrimination experiments with Asian elephants in the logging camps of Myanmar, only 13 Burmese elephants mastered black/white or large/small visual discrimination tasks, while 7 elephants failed to master the task.[76]. [77], Brain size at birth relative to adult brain size, Applying the string-drawing task to elephants. ", "Phylogenomic analyses reveal convergent patterns of adaptive evolution in elephant and human ancestries", "S. Africa elephant culling splits wildlife groups", "Simultaneous visual discrimination in Asian elephants", Elephant Cognition in Primate Perspective, African Elephants have Expectations about the Locations of out-of-sight Family Members, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elephant_cognition&oldid=992687142, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 16:01. They are very peaceful and gentle towards many sapient species and beings, except vampires due to bloody conflicts with them. [34], Joyce Poole on many occasions has observed wild African elephants at play. Do elephants … Good enough. This is thought to be possibly why elephants suffer from psychological flashbacks and the equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). [1], Elephants manifest a wide variety of behaviors, including those associated with grief, learning, mimicry, play, altruism, use of tools, compassion, cooperation,[3][4] self-awareness, memory, and communication. 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Elephants are able to spend substantial time working on problems. We need to abandon the anthropocentric view that only big-brained animals such as ourselves, nonhuman great apes, elephants and cetaceans (dolphins … [59], Although it is common for herbivores to find salt licks or to ingest inorganic matter for sodium, elephants in the Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya, have learned to venture deep into Kitum Cave to utilize its minerals in what has been described as 'quarrying' and 'salt mining'. Although initially estimated to have as many neurons as a human brain,[2] the elephant's cortex has about one-third of the number of neurons as a human brain. Sometimes elephants that are completely unrelated to the deceased still visit their graves. Pigs, killer whales, and dolphins have a high enough level of intelligence to be [20]:151 In comparison to other animals, the La Plata dolphin has an EQ of 1.67; the Ganges river dolphin of 1.55; the orca of 2.57; the bottlenose dolphin of 4.14; and the tucuxi dolphin of 4.56;[21] chimpanzees at 2.49; dogs at 1.17, cats at 1.00; and mice at 0.50. Elephants have a volume of cerebral cortex available for cognitive processing that exceeds that of any primate species, with one study suggesting elephants be placed in the category of great apes in terms of cognitive abilities for tool use and tool making. 1988. Asian elephants have the greatest volume of cerebral cortex available for cognitive processing of all existing land animals. These far future sapient elephants also read and write and use computers. All that means is that they can sense things. Kenyans also use this tree for the same purpose. When the keepers wanted to transfer a female, they would usually say her name, followed by the word transfer (e.g., "Connie transfer"). This species has the ability to speak human language. [5] Further, evidence suggests elephants may understand pointing: the ability to nonverbally communicate an object by extending a finger, or equivalent. [42], George Adamson also recalls when he shot a bull elephant from a herd that kept breaking into the government gardens of northern Kenya. As of 2018, there were more than 500 captive elephants in Kerala. Koko worked out when his keepers needed a bit of "elephant help" when they were transferring the females of the group to another zoo. These poor elephants didn't get enough rest. A conceptually similar experiment involved pre-training four logging Asian elephants to remove food from a cover-less bucket by inserting their trunk into the bucket. [7], Elephants also have a very large and highly convoluted hippocampus, a brain structure in the limbic system that is much bigger than that of any human, primate or cetacean. Elephant families can only be separated by death or capture. All creatures in the animal kingdom are sentient. When Ruby painted later on in the day, she chose those colors. 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", "Elephants take to the road for reliable resources: In a national park, researchers study African elephant movement and vegetation using satellites", "Formation of cave salts and utilization by elephants in the Mount Elgon region, Kenya", "The Salt Mining Elephants of Mount Elgon", "Elephant Cognition: A Review of Recent Experiments", "Inner Life of Elephants, Part 7: Logging Camp / Insight? [55], Recording group Thai Elephant Orchestra is an ensemble of elephants who improvise music on specially made instruments with minimal interaction from their handlers. [13] Aristotle described the elephant as "the animal that surpasses all others in wit and mind."[14]. The elephants were then trained to obtain the treat by removing the lid. She guarded him for the day and would gently touch him with her trunk. [60][61], "The ability to pull up food which is suspended by a thread, the pulled in loop being held by the foot while the bird reaches with its beak for the next pull, is doubtfully inborn and it has been subject to many experiments. Although the images were drawn by the elephants, there was always a trainer assisting and guiding the movement. They can also distinguish between the calls of family units depending upon how frequently they came across them. "[69], Others argue that culling is necessary when biodiversity is threatened. The test involves putting some form of mark on the animal, such as dying its hair or tying a ribbon on it, and watching to see whether the animal uses the mirror to investigate the mark. If you don't believe the bond between human and elephant, please see this elephant. Most contemporary ethologists view the elephant as one of the world's most intelligent animals. [3], Elephants are thought to be highly altruistic animals that even aid other species, including humans, in distress. Joyce Poole documented an encounter told to her by Colin Francombe on Kuki Gallman's Laikipia Ranch. [25] This may indicate that elephants require the second highest amount of learning while developing (next to humans), and that their behavior is less instinctual than taught. According to one source,[58] elephants can figure out how to retrieve distant objects that they cannot otherwise reach by using a stick. Like several other species that are able to produce abstract art, elephants using their trunks to hold brushes create paintings which some have compared to the work of abstract expressionists. [33], Ruby, an Asian elephant at Phoenix Zoo would often eavesdrop on conversations keepers would have talking about her. This same distinction between rational and irrational animals was also adopted by other Greek and Roman scholars. This activity is performed in groups, and years of tusk marks indicate the knowledge of the cave has been passed down over generations. Today, it's generally accepted that most animal species (or at least most tetrapods) possess this a… On average, the 20 elephants required 3.4 sessions to master the pre-training task.[76]. Literature In Thais of Athens , Seleucus (one of Alexander the Great 's generals) gathers a whole unit of battle elephants while campaigning in India. [23] These animals appeared to be quite similar to normal elephants, although they were oversized. [73] On subsequent introductions to an open box when string-pulling no longer served a purpose, the animal continued to pull a string before getting out of the box. The discovery was found when Mlaika, an orphaned elephant, would copy the sound of trucks passing by. The experiment "consist[ed] of dropping varying numbers of apples into two buckets in front of the [Ueno Zoo] elephants and then recording how often they could correctly choose the bucket holding the most fruit." They have purple skin with light and dark shades and are moving on three legs and less frequently on four. Add a photo to this gallery No Yes +0 Debate Round Forfeited jcdenton80 has forfeited round #2. Elephantoids is sapient species from Milky Way Galaxy. Koko would help the keepers out, "prompting" them to encourage him with various commands and words that Koko would learn. They then began to throw leaves and dirt over the body and broke off tree branches to cover her. Performing circus elephants commonly follow musical cues and Adam Forepaugh and Barnum & Bailey circuses even featured "elephant bands". The results showed that "Seventy-four percent of the time, the animals correctly picked the fullest bucket. [73] Because understanding something as simple as pulling a loop to open a door must occur rapidly or not at all, it should have induced, at some point during the repeated introductions of his animals into the box, a sudden reduction in escape time. At a certain hole, the elephant refused to lower the log. The study was conducted with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) using elephants at the Bronx Zoo in New York. When she woke up, there was an elephant standing over her, gently touching her. Koko soon figured out what this meant. Best be careful. George gave the elephant's meat to local Turkana tribesmen and then dragged the rest of the carcass half a mile (800 m) away. A sapient elephant is a species of fully-sapient elephant that is descended from a group of either prehistoric Asian elephants, or prehistoric African elephants . Calimero also began to chirp and not make the deep calls that his species normally would. If the keepers asked an elephant to transfer and it did not budge, they would say, "Koko, give me a hand." Elephants of Runeterra, just like on Earth, are one of the largest living terrestrial animals. ALL of the obligate carnivores in kataow On many occasions, they have buried dead or sleeping humans or aided them when they were hurt. [11], The elephant brain exhibits a gyral pattern more complex and with more numerous convolutions, or brain folds, than that of humans, other primates, or carnivores, but less complex than that of cetaceans. As well as in humans and the rest of the great apes, spindle neurons are also found in the brains of both Asian and African elephants,[26] as well as humpback whales, fin whales, killer whales, sperm whales,[27][28] bottlenose dolphins, Risso's dolphins, and beluga whales. -The Giraffe in my headcanon is a sapient creature that populates Zebrica alongside the Zebras, Buffalo, Elephants, Rhinos, and hyena-like Diamond Dogs. 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