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Drunken Elephants Electrocute Themselves

As reported in the AP, six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted after drinking alcohol in northeast India and going berserk. Apparently the animals have developed a taste for rice beer, fermented by farmers in plastic drums, and come looking for it when they enter villages. Perhaps taking a cue from the aforementioned self-immolating squirrel, the…

Elephants Steer Clear of Landmines

Elephants migrating into Angola seem to have learned how to avoid land mines, according to an article in National Geographic. During Angola’s long and gruesome civil war, thousands of elephants were slaughtered. Since peace has returned, so have the pachyderms. Specifically, the elephants are making their way back to the Luiana Partial Reserve in the…