Honoring the Dead
Some say that, of all the animals, elephants have feelings most similar to our own. Like the feeling of loss. In search of water, the herd is taking a route it hasn't travelled in a few years. Suddenly they stumble across some bones - Elephant bones - and their behavior changes. The calves are nervous, frightened even, this is beyond their comprehension. Then the lead female takes control. She starts to stroke the skull with her trunk, as if recognizing it from a long time ago and seems to recognize that it's the skull of her relative. Soon the others join in, and for the next 30 minutes, the elephants tenderly caress the remains as if in tribute to a dead comrade.