Mike the Mad Biologist

So Which One Is the Pet?

I found this video of an elephant and her dog. Or is it a dog and her elephant?

Does anyone have any idea how these two might view each other? I don’t think they view each other as conspecifics. Do they view each other as equals, or does one feel responsible for the other?

Either way, I want a pet elephant.

An aside: On a day wherein bigoted idiots are burning religious books, I think doggies and olophaunts are about all I can handle.

Comments

  1. #1 sailor
    September 12, 2010

    “I want a pet elephant.”
    You will also need a fair sized pooper scooper.
    Cross species affection in pack animals outside their natural environment is not all that rare. My guess is that biology in animals that work in groups involves a fair number of bonding hormones and pathways. Normally, in the wild, these are all tied up in group dynamics. Outside they can glom onto whatever is around. I realize there are other elephants that are available in this setting, but this is far from their own pack and history of group dynamics.
    Having dogs in my family makes me aware of the easy nature of cross-species affection and training.
    With regards to the bigoted burning of religious books. It is silly. Even dumber is that in far off countries people are going to get hurt an even possibly die in even more idiotic protests against this silliness.
    However, it is not just extremists, far more worrying is that large hordes of Americans have bought into the meme that somehow this cultural center is being build to raise a finger to the US population in celebration of 9/11.

  2. #2 تحميل لعبه كونكر
    September 15, 2010

    Thank u

  3. #3 metin2 hile
    December 21, 2010

    I want a pet elephant.”
    You will also need a fair sized pooper scooper.
    Cross species affection in pack animals outside their natural environment is not all that rare. My guess is that biology in animals that work in groups involves a fair number of bonding hormones and pathways. Normally, in the wild, these are all tied up in group dynamics. Outside they can glom onto whatever is around. I realize there are other elephants that are available in this setting, but this is far from their own pack and history of group dynamics.
    Having dogs in my family makes me aware of the easy nature of cross-species affection and training.
    With regards to the bigoted burning of religious books. It is silly. Even dumber is that in far off countries people are going to get hurt an even possibly die in even more idiotic protests against this silliness.
    However, it is not just extremists, far more worrying is that large hordes of Americans have bought into the meme that somehow this cultural center is being build to raise a finger to the US population

  4. #4 Worl News
    December 22, 2010

    You will also need a fair sized pooper scooper.
    Cross species affection in pack animals outside their natural environment is not all that rare. My guess is that biology in animals that work in groups involves a fair number of bonding hormones and pathways. Normally, in the wild, these are all tied up in group dynamics. Outside they can glom onto whatever is around. I realize there are other elephants that are available in this setting, but this is far from their own pack and history of group dynamics.
    Having dogs in my family makes me aware of the easy nature of cross-species affection and training yes thnk you

  5. #5 Full download
    December 22, 2010

    “I want a pet elephant.”
    You will also need a fair sized pooper scooper.
    Cross species affection in pack animals outside their natural environment is not all that rare. My guess is that biology in animals that work in groups involves a fair number of bonding hormones and pathways. Normally, in the wild, these are all tied up in group dynamics. Outside they can glom onto whatever is around. I realize there are other elephants that are available in this setting, but this is far from their own pack and history of group dynamics.
    Having dogs in my family makes me aware of the easy nature of cross-species affection and training.
    With regards to the bigoted burning of religious books. It is silly. Even dumber is that in far off countries people are going to get hurt an even possibly die in even more idiotic protests against this silliness.
    However, it is not just extremists, far more worrying is that large hordes of Americans have bought into the meme that somehow this cultural center is being build to raise a finger to the US population in celebration of 9/11.

    Yes thank you very good

  6. #6 Oyun Hilesi
    December 22, 2010

    With regards to the bigoted burning of religious books. It is silly. Even dumber is that in far off countries people are going to get hurt an even possibly die in even more idiotic protests against this silliness.
    However, it is not just extremists, far more worrying is that large hordes of Americans have bought into the meme that somehow this cultural center is being build to raise a finger to the US thank you