WILD video: Smoke-breathing elephant is caught on camera
Video captured by the Wildlife Conservation Society India Program from an elephant seems to blow the smoke has a number of scientists for a mystery.
Incredible footage of an elephant picking up ash with his trunk, and breathing smoke is captured, wonderful spectators and experts.
The video, created by Vinay Kumar, Deputy Director with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-India Program, stumped as to the organization of scientists why the elephant is the show of the unusual behavior.
Dr. Varun Goswami, a scientist with WCS India, and an elephant biologist, tried to explain the elephant actions. “I believe that the elephant might have tried to take the charcoal,” said Dr. Goswami in a press release.
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“They seemed to be picking up the pieces from the bottom of the forest, blowing away the ashes that came along with it, and the consuming of the rest,” Dr. Goswami added.
It is possible the elephant with the charcoal for the health-related problems, such as the toxin-binding properties that can provide medicinal value. It can also be a laxative, making it twice as effective.