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2011-03-08 10:55:00

In a series of tests in Thailand, researchers learned that elephants can cooperate to solve a problem, as reported in Monday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Elephants are socially complex," lead researcher Joshua M. Plotnik, study leader from the University of Cambridge explained to AP, "They help others in distress." "They seem in some ways emotionally attached to each other, so you would expect there would be some level of cooperation." However, he added, "I...


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