Facts On Elephants

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5. Elephants Elephants are considered one of the most intelligent animals on earth. It is believed that their intelligence stems from the fact that the neocortex portion of their brain is highly convoluted, which makes it similar to the brains of humans and apes. It has recently been discovered that some African elephants may warn one another about the presence of humans with a specific ‘word.’ They accomplish this by manipulating their vocal tract. They also have a ‘word’ to warn one another about the presence of bees.
Here are a few more interesting and weird facts about the elephant:
• Elephants Can Learn
An elephant can learn new facts, mimic sounds, participate in artistic activities, learn new behaviors and use tools.
• Elephants Fear Bees
Elephants are afraid of bees (not of mice); hence, their need to verbally warn their herd as a bee approaches.
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• A Connection Between Coffee and Elephant Dung?
One of the world’s most expensive brands of coffee (Black Ivory Coffee) is made from coffee beans found in the dung of Thai elephants.
6. The Honeybee

About one-third of the food we eat in America is connected to honey bee pollination. Some of the crops that honey bees help pollinate include melons, cherries, cucumbers, pears, avocados, cranberries, plums, prunes, kiwi, apricots, blueberries, etc. Now that the importance of the honey bee has been established, we can take a look at some of their weird characteristics.
Weird characteristics of the honeybee:
• A Honeybee Can Contract an STD, Per Se
Honeybees can contract sexually transmitted diseases (in the form of parasites).
• They Aren’t Afraid to Butt Heads
When a honeybee continues to dance showing favor for an unpopular nesting site, other members of the colony will headbutt her. This helps the colony reach a consensus.
• Large Numbers
During peak season (mid-summer) each colony can have anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000

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