One Big Family

Ives, Jeff
April 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;4/6/2007, Vol. 85 Issue 22, p4
The article focuses on the intelligence of wild elephants at the Amboseli National Reserve in Kenya. Filmmaker Martyn Colbeck has made a documentary about an elephant family led by a 62-year-old matriarch. Colbeck observed that elephants show signs of intelligence, including communication with other elephants and rituals. He said that the elephants have become comfortable around human visitors, making Amboseli an ideal place to study elephant behavior.


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