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Elephant Intelligence

Elephants Understand Human Gestures, Even Without Training

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: Elephants understand the human gesture of pointing, new research suggests. The ability is even more impr...

Brain Studies Yield Surprises About Animal Intelligence

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's not just man's closer primate relatives that exhibit brain power. Dolphins, dogs and elephants are teaching us a few lessons, too. ...

Elephants Trump Magic Goldfish

Frans de Waal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frans de Waal

It is hard to get animals which normally pay little attention to each other to do things together.

Elephant Intelligence On Par With Great Apes & Dolphins

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Elephants quickly learn to lend each other a helping hand – ah, make that a helping trunk. In a series of tests, the giant mammals ...