Elephants don’t want to say ‘goodbye’

Ten endangered pygmy elephants have been found dead in a reserve in Malaysia. They all suffered internal bleeding. The elephants were most likely poisoned.
A three-month-old baby elephant is trying to wake her mother. She does not like to say goodbye.


I do not know, whether any animals weep and shed tears like humans for emotional reasons. I know they mourn the death of their loved ones. Elephants do it. I do not really know what they exactly feel. I wish I knew.

The mother elephant does not accept her new-born baby’s death. She is trying to wake her up.

Elephants mourn the death of other elephants.

Elephants stop when they see a dead elephant. They are grieving. Now a days humans do not have time to stop for a human.

We created a word: ‘humane’. The word is closely related to human. Humane is about having or showing compassion or benevolence. Why don’t we create a word like humane related to elephants because elephants have compassion and they show it! Sometimes I feel that they have more compassion than us. What about ‘elephantane’?