Mongabay: Elephants cooperate as well as chimps A new study proves that elephants understand how sometimes two is better than one. Working with Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, researchers reconstructed a classic cooperation test that was originally developed for chimpanzees. Subjects must pull on a rope to receive a reward, such as food, however--and here's the crux--the treat is only released if two subjects cooperate by pulling on two different ropes simultaneously.......
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Elephants cooperate as well as chimps
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