Elephants pass test with ‘profound implications’ for their intelligence

Elephants pass test with ‘profound implications’ for their intelligence

Elephants have passed a test of intelligence which scientists say has “profound” implications for our understanding of their mental capabilities. They were found to be capable of performing a task that showed they have a level of self-understanding that is rare in the animal world and defeats humans until they are about two years old. Elephants have already shown they can recognise themselves in a mirror, something that is thought to be relatively rare among animals.

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