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Elephant seen 'smoking' in southern India

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Footage of an elephant blowing ash has baffled wildlife experts, who say they've never seen behaviour like it before. The video released by the Wildlife Conservation Society may be an example of zoopharmacognosy, animal self-medication




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Everyone's so desperate to become a meme these days

Author — then again

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It's ash, I heat the house with a woodstove.

Author — Claudine Riley

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It's probably not the ash that's interesting to the elephant, but the charcoal, which helps against indigestion and diarrhoea... So the wise elephant knows what's good for him/her...

Author — CineConCiencia - 7G Impact Cinema

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They used to make me smoke the whole packet when I got caught

Author — Keithio Lyoni

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That is ash.

It is possibly getting minerals from the dirt and blowing out the excess.

Author — GlennMorganFan

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Smoking kills
but these are
Smoking skills

Author — Kreznerich Frigyes Dénes

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It's not smoke he's picking something up with his trunk putting it into his mouth and then exhaling

Author — Cj Mazyck

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Someone's been into the local crematorium

Author — zbudda

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Its not a smoke its the Ash on the ground

Author — Gaming Legend

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Smoke lingers or wisps away. Most likely ash.

Author — Zain Abe

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It probably swallowed sand and is trying to spit it out

Author — Bob Marley

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Does the 'ash' have any medicinal properties?

Author — Julia Coombs

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That's not the smoke, I'm sure that is ash on the ground. Humans smokes animals don't 🙏

Author — Kundan Duraphe

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Elephants are clever animals. Its probably imitating what it say - People that were smoking.

Author — Melodic Nostalgic

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It's not smoking idiots it's just blowing out the ash from the ground after taking it to mouth

Author — Ananthu Vfc24