New developments with rogue elephants -- they rape and kill rhinoceroses; attack villages with intelligent measures like blocking escape routes and pinning down humans before goring them to death; and display psychological traits previously only observed in people.
Researchers are thinking of this as a sort of emergent species-wide emotional breakdown resulting from human interference over long periods of time and the consequent destruction of important social bonds for the elephants.
Just remember: An elephant never forgets.
So that time when you were 5 when you rode the elephant at the zoo? Yeah, plotting your demise.
An elephant raping a rhino? That must be a sight to see. How the hell do you stop it?
Take away its credit card?
Oh wait, that's a completely different joke.
At first I thought the answer might involve an 800 pound gorilla, but I think the gorilla would not want a piece of that action.
The gorrilla can pay his five bucks just lkie everyone else.
Your point being?
sorry, same article (tired today)
"...continual social interaction with humans who substitute for missing matriarchal elephant figures."
If someone killed my mother and replaced her with an elephant, I'd probably pin it to the ground and gore it.
I had no idea they mourned their dead like that.
We fucking suck.
I, for one, welcome our new, tusked overlords.
I, for another, welcome our new pachyderm higher intelligence overlords.
Intelligent but still afraid of torches.
"You said rape twice."
"I like rape."
I thought male elephants go through a phase called must, where they get really violent and unapprochable. This sounds like it might be what's going on. Maybe?
I think you just explained my life's sum total of bar encounters.
Or perhaps why my hand keeps falling asleep on me.
No. That's Vulcans.
Ah, the elephant pon farr. Hadn't considered that