They say that an elephant never forgets. And in this case, what they say is true. According to the Cleveland Zoological Society, elephants do have an excellent memory.
And for a very good reason.
An elephant’s memory helps it to sưrvivе. An elephant herd is headed up by a matriarch who stores information over the years of things that have happened in order to help their herd sưrvivе.
They can remember things likе where a reliable source of water or food is.
Time and distance don’t really affect their memories either.
They impeccably retain this knowledge. Elephants also don’t forget a face.
They’ll remember elephants they’ve interacted with in the past and even humans. “Even if it was many years ago, they become very animated and excited to be reunited. Elephants use their 10.5-pound brains to encode necessary identification and survival information to keep their herd safe in the wild,” the zoo explains.
An elephant’s ability to recognize its loved one after being separated is clearly displayed
Then one elephant responds with a trumpet.
Darrick and the elephants call back and forth to each other as the elephants quicken their pace toward him.
One of the elephants is really hot footing it on over to Derrick.
The entire herd seems really happy to see their old friend again.
Finally, the matriarch reaches Darrick and stops in front of him so Darrick and pet her as she happily flaps her ears.
A second elephant catches up and does the same. It wasn’t long before Darrick was surrounded by the herd who eagerly awaited his pets. He made sure to show each of them affection and stroke their sides and trunks.