About us


AddThis Feed Button



« Home | Man Kayaks to Work » | The Wedding Party Limo » | More links for 19 Oct 2007 » | Mouse Wine of Korea » | Hello Kitty Machine Gun » | Stop, Police! » | Mystery of the Cat-Napper Who Takes Neighbours' Pe... » | Woman Videotaped Falling Asleep While Driving » | Girl's 'evil' Chinese Tattoo » | Harvesting Cranberries »

Elephants Can Sniff Out Danger

Elephants can literally smell danger, according to a new study that shows the animals can sniff out whether humans are friends or foes.

The study in Kenya found elephants detected both the scents and colours of garments worn by Masai tribesman who often come into conflict with the animals when herding cattle. When detecting the scent of a Masai, the elephants turned up their trunks to orient themselves to the smell and then stampeded away until they reached cover in the tall grass.

"The degree with which the elephants are able to classify people hasn't been shown before in any animal," said Lucy Bates, a cognitive psychologist at the University of St. Andrews.

Video: LiveLeak
Source: Stuff
Tags: | | |


Links to this post

Create a Link

Local Time