20 Feb '14, 2am

"Empathetic Elephants Console Each Other When Frightened" via @ecorazzi #AmazingAnimals

Joshua Plotnik, a lecturer in conservation biology at Mahidol University in Thailand and CEO of Think Elephants International , and Frans de Waal , of Emory University, observed a group of 26 elephants for nearly a year and recorded what happened when the animals were frightened and distressed. It was observed that, when under stress, gentle touch and sounds were initiated by consoling elephants toward those elephants that were most frightened and that the consoling elephants also took on the emotions of their frightened counterparts, a phenomenon known as “emotional contagion”.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2014/02/19/empathetic-elephants-c...

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