There’s a lot more going on in their big brains than just that
notorious memory bank.

Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror, create art, mourn their loved ones, and remember others from years past, but what’s really going on up in an elephants brain? Just how intelligent are they?

Sadly, elephants haven’t had it easy in some of their interactions with us humans. We love them! We want them in our lives and we want what they have! But there have been some seriously terrible ways we’ve gone about making this happen.

It’s time for us all to really appreciate the elephant for more than their body. They’ve got a mind brimming with intelligence and a way of socializing that will make you want to be their best friend. So let’s celebrate this by learning more about what makes these creatures so astounding with this wonderful video from Alex Gendler of TED-Ed as they bring us through some of the remarkable (and relatable) ways elephants exist in this world.

Via: TED-Ed 1

Aren’t they just the best?

16 minutes

Elephants Never Forget

Shirley didn't see another elephant for over 20 years, then everything changed. Buckle up for one of the most heartwarming stories you'll hear today!

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Most of us already know that we aren’t the only beings with a conscience. Our experience on this orbiting rock, when it really comes down to it, isn’t all that different than a lot of our friends who haven’t yet utilized fire.

Just take a look at what we’ve recently discovered about orangutans…

20 minutes

Orangutan Culture Feels Very… Familiar

We share 97% of our DNA with orangutans, but what we've known about their cultural customs and habits have been limited... until now.

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Stay open to new possibilities!

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“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” — Albert Einstein 

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  1. “Why Elephants Never Forget – Alex Gendler.” YouTube. TED-Ed, 13 Nov. 2014. Web. 17 May 2018. <>.

Sam has written and edited hundreds of articles since joining the EWC team in 2016. She writes about topics from the wonders of nature to the organizations changing the world and the simple joys in life! Outside of the EWC office, she’s a part-time printmaker, collector of knick-knacks, and taster of cheeses.