the “smoking” elephant

elephant smoking

一位科學家看到一隻亞洲象在印度南部的森林裡“抽煙”!這隻大象在山火後到林裡把灰燼放進口裡再噴出來,看上去像在抽煙。大象的這種行為首次被紀錄,相信是為了抵抗有毒物質自我治療的行為。

a scientist saw an asian elephant “smoking” in a forest in southern India! this elephant was picking up charcoal after the wildfires and put it into its mouth, it then blows out the ashes like smoking. this behavior was first recorded and is believed it is self-medication for counteracting toxic substances.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/27/elephant-smoking-footage-baffles-experts-india

http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/breakingnews/2378031

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