Skip to comments.Video: Elephants reveal new trunk tricks
Posted on 03/10/2009 7:06:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Cameras have revealed how elephants are able to get a drink of fresh water when faced with a stagnant waterhole.
A BBC team discovered that the tusked giants use their trunks to delicately siphon off clean liquid that has settled at the top of the dirty pool.
The footage shows how the elephants move incredibly slowly to avoid stirring up any sediment.
The Natural History Unit team said this was the first time that they had seen this resourceful behaviour.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
The annoying thing is when chimpanzees make a pile of rocks and then throw them into the water, stirring up the sediment and spoiling the elephant’s plans.
Once again, humans show their stupidity. Animals are much smarter than they’re given credit for.
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