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Video: Elephants reveal new trunk tricks
news.bbc ^ | Tuesday, 10 March 2009

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 ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: elephants
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1 posted on 03/10/2009 7:06:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 03/10/2009 7:09:42 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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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.


3 posted on 03/10/2009 7:14:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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4 posted on 03/10/2009 7:16:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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5 posted on 03/10/2009 7:17:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Once again, humans show their stupidity. Animals are much smarter than they’re given credit for.


6 posted on 03/10/2009 7:18:55 AM PDT by bgill
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I loved that show!

Whenever Lancelot Link was stumped he'd ask his boss (Commander Darwin) for advice: "So, what's your theory Darwin?"

7 posted on 03/10/2009 7:20:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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Elephant painting a portrait -- amazing stuff!
8 posted on 03/10/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Oh, Lance! You’re so handsome!


9 posted on 03/10/2009 7:30:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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Amazing is right! Thanks.


10 posted on 03/10/2009 7:51:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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