Elephants Recognize Selves in Mirror, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 30, 2006   View Article

Elephants can recognize themselves in mirrors, according to a new study. Humans, great apes, and dolphins are the only other animals known to possess this form of self-awareness.

All of these animals also lead socially complex lives and display empathy—concern and understanding of another’s feelings—researchers report.

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