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 Post subject: Last Respects
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:18 am 
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A man dies...

Mourners walk for miles to pay their last respects...

Strange thing is nobody told them he was dead...

Even stranger 'they' were elephants...

http://beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Home-P ... perer.aspx

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"So, how after Anthony’s death, did the reserve’s elephants — grazing miles away in distant parts of the park — know?

“A good man died suddenly,” says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., “and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost ‘funereal’ procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home.”

“If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous ‘interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving. This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.”

Read more: http://www.beliefnet.com/Inspiration/Ho ... z20LLItdxs
Like some form of telepathy. It even exists in the plant world to a certain extent.

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 Post subject: Re: Last Respects
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It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!

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knightofalbion wrote:
It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!




The same animals will mull about watching as their mate is struggling to keep upright while lions begin the night long process of killing it.

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 Post subject: Re: Last Respects
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knightofalbion wrote:
It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!


Beautiful story. Thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Respects
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:33 pm 
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Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
knightofalbion wrote:
It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!




The same animals will mull about watching as their mate is struggling to keep upright while lions begin the night long process of killing it.


On the contrary elephants are remarkably loyal and affectionate and protective towards each other.

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animal-friendly wrote:
knightofalbion wrote:
It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!


Beautiful story. Thanks for posting.


My pleasure. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Last Respects
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It has long been known that elephants mourn their dead in remarkable displays of tenderness and affection...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjtrdpSwEUY

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 Post subject: Re: Last Respects
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knightofalbion wrote:
Donnie Mac Leod wrote:
knightofalbion wrote:
It is an astonishing display of trans-species respect and affection, and psychic capability.
The animal news story of the year, if not the decade!




The same animals will mull about watching as their mate is struggling to keep upright while lions begin the night long process of killing it.


On the contrary elephants are remarkably loyal and affectionate and protective towards each other.



Your summation is false as proven by videos of lion prides taking down elephants while the rest of the herd mulls about making no intelligent effort to help the targeted elephant despite their size advantage claimed intelligence & power. .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5H97mOBBqE


http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/lif ... _2006.html

From the elephant perspective, there appears to be a case for strategic indifference of adult males to predation on the younger males:

When these young elephants finished and called out to their families, the lions attacked. There was surprisingly little response from other nearby elephants. Older calves were attacked and killed within 50 m of the drinking bulls. The distress calls of the young elephant and lion growls seldom distracted them from drinking.

Tough to be a young male elephant.

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