Elephants' awakening self-awareness.

Position:Research at New York's Bronx Zoo - Brief article

Animal biologists at New York's Bronx Zoo have proven that elephants are able to recognise themselves in the mirror and use their reflections to examine parts hidden to them.

The researchers constructed jumbo-size mirrors in the elephant enclosure and then studied the animals' responses. Why is this important? For one, it confirms that elephants, with their large brains and complex societies, have a significantly developed sense of identity; for another it demonstrated...

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