When A Baby Elephant Got Trapped In A River, Three Adults Rushed In To Try And Save It From Drowning

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As the elephant calf stepped into the river, it could feel the powerful water flowing against it. Nevertheless, it pushed forward; the opposite bank couldn’t be too far away. Suddenly, the current overtook the baby, and tumbling shapes was all it could see.

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There is no doubt that elephants are intelligent creatures. African and Asian elephants have advanced brains similar to our own in some ways, particularly their big, complicated neocortex. Only a few known animals – such as certain dolphins, apes, and, indeed, us – have this characteristic.

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In addition, elephant brains have the most mass in the animal kingdom. They’re almost double the size of a blue whale’s brain, despite the obvious size difference between the two creatures. And 300 billion neurons power an elephant’s cognition – that’s just as many as humans have.

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