Elephant PTSD

CC Image from Free Digital Photos

CC Image from Free Digital Photos

By: Patrick J.

A herd of Elephants in South Africa endured a systematic killing of their elder family members (called a culling) in the 1990s. Leaving only elephants equal to or less than ten years old alive, the remaining elephants were relocated to Pilanesberg Park in South Africa. In this park, ecologist from Colorado State University studied the social interactions among the herd of elephants who went through this culling compared to a normal herd of elephants. The results showed social limitations and post traumatic stress disorder among the culled herd. (Read more…)

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