Elephant Emotions - Joy2015
By Amelia Meyer
Elephants have always cultivated a fascination for human beings, a fact that is evident by the many myths and folklore tales about them. Researchers have observed these animals at length, and they never seem to disappoint.
In fact, despite much data being gleaned on elephants, they still have the ability to surprise their trainers with their unique abilities and unmatched intelligence. One of the qualities that set elephants apart as animals (and evoke a sense of kinship to human beings) is that of emotion. Elephants are capable of sadness, joy, love, jealousy, fury, grief, compassion and distress.