Elephant can count

This study is yet another bit of evidence for something I’ve been shouting for years: animals are people, too.

A lady elephant in Japan collaborated with a few scientists because she likes to have fun. She learned to use a touchscreen attached to a computer, and showed her human friends that she can count.

My question is: how well would those human scientists do on tests the elephant might design?

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to Elephant can count

  1. Hello Dr Bob Rich,

    Elephants can not just count but also make art and music, as discussed in my special post at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/soundeagle-in-debating-animal-artistry-and-musicality/


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