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27 Oct 2016
Elephants vs humans
Newest ethologists view Elephants as among the world's most intelligent animals. With a mass of approximately 5 kg (11 lb), elephant brains have an overabundance of mass compared to those of any other land animal, and although the largest whales have body masses twenty-fold that relating to a normal elephant, whale brains are barely twice the mass of an elephant's brain. Moreover, elephants have a total of 300 billion neurons. Elephant brains are like humans' with regards to general connectivity and areas. The elephant cortex has numerous neurons being a human brain, suggesting convergent evolution.

Elephants manifest a multitude of behaviors, including those associated with grief, learning, mimicry, play, altruism,...