Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tamed Elephant Persuades Wild Elephant To Relocate

An elephant by the name Timur is the secret weapon for Malaysia's Department of Wildlife and National Parks. He is able to communicate with other elephants and get them to stay away from villages. 

"Trained elephants are used to accompany captured wild elephants during the relocation process from their natural habitat, which can be threatened by the close proximity of human settlements. The presence of other elephants calms the frightened elephant, making it less likely to retaliate or attack the movers."

Timur in car





16 comments:

  1. would not like to be the truck who is driving elephants haha

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  2. i think that they do the same thing with giraffes.

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  3. That's a pretty darn smart move, actually.

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  4. thats really a nice thing to do!

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  5. Elephants are incredibly intelligent animals.

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  6. That so cool, i love hearing little heart warming stories like these.

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  7. What if the truck stopped too fast?

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  8. hooray for elephants making friends. If they can do it, we all can too!

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  9. It would be nice to know how they train those guys.

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  10. hehe, funny pics, alsi I like your blog, keep up the good job

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