Japanese brewery, Sankt Gallen, has crafted a beer using coffee beans that have passed through an elephant.
Elephants are pretty smart for animals, but one African elephant at a zoo in South Korea has learned to say five words in Korean. Not by accident… the damn thing has to actually make a real effort to make its lips form words and it seems that the elephant learned it because it was bored.
When GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons went on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe last year, he took a video of himself shooting a bull elephant that was eating crops in a Zimbabwean village and then posted a video of his hunting prowess. As you might expect, people are not too happy about this, but Parsons stands by his actions, saying that in Zimbabwe, elephants are not endangered and this particular group was threatening the food supply of a village.
In Rudyard Kipling’s short story “The Elephant’s Child”, elephants originally had short noses, but when one baby elephant with insatiable curiosity got too close to a crocodile, the crocodile chomped down on the elephant’s nose and wouldn’t let go. The baby elephant pulled and pulled until it had a long nose.