Ele­phants’ plight is heart­break­ing

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - MEMORY WALKS -

WE all know ele­phants never for­get, but it turns out these en­dan­gered an­i­mals are even more in­tel­li­gent than we be­lieved.

They are adapt­ing to the threat of ivory poach­ing by be­com­ing much more ac­tive at night-time.

The ele­phants hide in deep bush dur­ing the day be­fore com­ing out at night to feed.

The dis­cov­ery, made in Kenya by the char­ity Save The Ele­phant, shows just how adapt­able these crea­tures are.

But it is a cry­ing shame to think of them liv­ing in ter­ror, forced to change their be­hav­iour due to mankind’s cru­elty.

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