Humans occasionally make the mistake of believing they are the only sentient beings on the earth. In truth, there are a plethora of animals that are capable of complex mental processes and even self-awareness.
Elephants are an example of this type of animal. According to National Geographic, the brain of an elephant is similar to that of a human in certain ways. The elephant, for example, is one of the few animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror – just like a human!
Elephants may relate to people in a variety of ways, not only intelligence. Elephants are also extremely social animals. They interact with other members of their herd by sounds and gestures, despite the fact that they don’t have a complicated vocabulary.
Elephants can “talk” to their children and warn others about potential dangers through these diverse types of communication.
These large land creatures, like humans, have a playful and emotional side.
After getting ill, many elderly female elephants are transported to the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. These elephants are cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week in this spacious and secure setting by experts who attend to their individual needs.
These senior elephants can enjoy their final days in this sanctuary. The sanctuary now houses ten elderly elephants.
Rather than opening this place to the public, the providers chose to protect the elephants’ environment. They can run about and play all day without being bothered by humans.
Despite the fact that all ten elephants get along well, several of the residents have formed special bonds with other members of the herd. Tara, one of the elephants, has formed the most intimate bond of them all. Tara has become fast friends with Bella, a little puppy.
They spend all of their time together, despite the fact that they are unlikely friends. Bella damaged her back, so their playdates had to come to an end. She couldn’t walk for three weeks and had to stay in a treatment center the entire time.
Tara was heartbroken to witness her friend’s misery and anguish. Instead of exploring her 1,800-acre estate, the devoted elephant patiently awaited her friend’s release from the hospital center. Tara stayed put for nearly three weeks, waiting for her best friend to return. The 35-year-old elephant is overjoyed right now.