By Amelia Meyer
Elephants are famous for their incredible memories and their superior intelligence. In addition, though, they have also become notorious for their violent rage and sometimes fatal outbursts. Their strength and affinity for rage make elephants one of the most potentially dangerous animals in the world. Such behaviour is often preceded by a rocking motion. This is true of both wild and captive elephants in stressful situations, but is more common in those kept in a zoo or circus. This is largely due to the excess frustration felt by such large, free-roaming beasts as they are restricted to tiny areas and, often, abuse.