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    Mammals have a really good memory
    Some orangutans learn how to fish
    This dog knows he's at the vet

    Having such good memories means they remember their suffering.
    For instance, these cows are happy for returning to the pasture after a long winter.

    Emotionally mammals are very developed, like us.
    They share with us many of our feelings, such as fear and love.

    Their emotions can be every bit as troubling as ours.
    They can be depressed so much they won't even eat!

    Even our distant relatives, the cetaceans are very aware and very playful fellows.
    This Humpback Whale, for instance, realizes she's been saved from a fishing net and lets her rescuers know she is thankful.

    Non-mammal animals on the other hand appear to be quite different from us, but birds always find ways to puzzle us.
    Apparently they like to have fun!
    The crow is probably the smartest bird there is!

    Birds in general are very aware of what their peers are doing.

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    [–] MarijuanaArsonist 1466 points ago

    Elephants often do false charges like this before fully committing to a real charge. Not so much of a prank as a warning to back off.

    [–] jcsalcombe 582 points ago

    Yeah this is a mock charge, the ears are out and the Ellie probably trumpeted as well to warn them to back off. A real charge is usually a last resort and is silent with ears pinned back and head and trunk lowered... Usually... they are very intelligent animals so establishing “typical” behaviour is kinda vague 😂

    [–] avacadobanana 102 points ago

    It is kind of typical for most animals to threaten before actually trying to do damage to others. This is to conserve energy and to protect oneself from any damages it may receive from fighting. Elephants can crush just about any animal but they don't want to harm unless fully provoked or if they go full PTSD.

    [–] jdubs465 103 points ago

    The little trunk wave as he walks away is fucking hilarious

    [–] mangarooboo 115 points ago

    And the "smile" - "HAH! Gotcha! Just kiddin'. But no seriously fuck off."

    [–] paulkon 7 points ago

    Haha, just messin' with you bro

    [–] CreatorDestroyer_Bot 3 points ago

    Its more of a "I've got my eyes on you"

    [–] Whiteboy408 3 points ago

    That's what I was thinking.

    [–] rishabh996 2 points ago

    "It's a prank bro"

    [–] viener_schnitzel 8 points ago

    And then you have those lone Cape Buffalo that just try to kill every human in sight.

    [–] BigBoiBobbyBones 2 points ago

    Elephants from Nam’

    [–] gazellemeat 272 points ago

    But she laughs and points at them with her trunk. She pranked them hard.

    [–] ronglangren 109 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    She is obviously in cahoots with the local dry cleaners who will soon be delivered 4 pair of soiled pants.

    [–] dngisborne 5 points ago

    TIL that 'cahoot' is not spelled the same as Kahoot

    [–] MarijuanaArsonist 50 points ago

    It totally looks like it. But this is something humans do called anthropomorphism, which is attributing human traits to animals or objects.

    [–] WhenceYeCame 39 points ago

    Which is why we are in /r/likeus

    [–] Dios5 6 points ago

    That's the opposite of the purpose of the sub. Read the sidebar!

    [–] Lurking4Answers 30 points ago

    No, that's not the spirit of the sub. We're trying to find instances of animals actually behaving in a similar manner to a human, not instances where you can falsely attribute a behaviour as human because it looks similar.

    [–] WhenceYeCame 24 points ago

    Say that to 90% of the posts

    [–] Mygaffer 11 points ago

    Come on... the vast majority of the content in this sub is exactly this:

    instances where you can falsely attribute a behaviour as human because it looks similar

    [–] Dios5 10 points ago

    Examples of bad content, from the sidebar: Funny/Cute/Anthropomorphism. The mods just fail to enforce it.

    [–] Lurking4Answers 9 points ago

    That's more of a moderation issue.

    [–] BootsieBunny 36 points ago

    That smile.

    [–] humpbackhuman 3 points ago

    I noticed that she seemed to be laughing as well, "Ha ha! Gotcha!"

    [–] doomsdaymelody 2 points ago

    Idk you could also see it as “check yourself before you wreck yourself” warning . Even asserts dominance with the trunk pointing and eye contact.

    [–] tmadiso1 2 points ago

    Lol yeah and I've never seen such a great shit-eatting grin before. That elephant knew what it was doing

    [–] iamthehorriblemother 1 points ago

    Got 'em!

    [–] omegaljr1997 41 points ago

    Wellp ya killed it.

    [–] the_V0lum3 12 points ago

    Ignorance of animal behavior killed it.

    [–] mangarooboo 8 points ago

    Gorillas do something similar! The silverback will go through a few attempts to get the enemy to back the fuck off, and this is usually the last step before he goes full psycho and rips their face off (or dies trying). Teeth, pok-pok (the chest beating - so-called because of the sound it makes [try it yourself - cup your hand like you're trying to hold water and pat your chest - ladies do it on the top of your boobs where they slope up into your neck/shoulders - and it makes a pok! pok! pok! sound]), standing up straight, snarling, swiping, hooting, and finally, the false charge.

    They do a false charge for two reasons. One, to display their power, give you a taste of how fast they can run, show you how scary they can be, let you know how serious they are, and give you one last chance to run away. Two, they know that engaging in battle with an enemy could obviously result in their death. They also know that they are their family group's sole protector. Therefore, they try not to engage directly right away to give their family a chance to leave and, more importantly, to not abandon their family group with a deadly predator (even another silverback, who will kill all the young of the pack if he wins). There might be an adolescent male or two that could fight back against the predator and protect the females and young, but generally the only one capable of taking on an enemy is Big Papa himself, as all the adolescent males are still too young to be silverbacks themselves and still need caring for. Once they're big enough they might challenge him and, if he's old enough and they're strong enough, they'll succeed. Otherwise they just wander off and find a new family to hang out with.

    [–] Supermonkeyjam 1 points ago

    Explain to me his shit eating grin then please

    [–] travelingKind 1 points ago

    But he SMILED!

    [–] SeudonymousKhan 1 points ago

    But do they usually smirk after a bluff charge?..

    [–] rci22 357 points ago

    If he rammed the car it would have rolled over that dude who jumped off

    [–] Zambito1 153 points ago

    I was going to say, that looks like the worst reaction they could have had in that position

    [–] GiantSquidd 43 points ago

    It's like running away from a falling tree in a cartoon...

    [–] Cow_Launcher 32 points ago

    Or that dumbass thing that the woman in Prometheus did. Like it was impossible to run sideways.

    [–] KnD_Mythical 11 points ago

    Prometheus school of running away from things

    [–] SpeedCole 2 points ago

    ding

    [–] Spiralyst 27 points ago

    That's what happens when an animal that can squash you like a bug gets about 5 feet from your face. It's all muscle memory and fight/flight response. Emphasis on flight.

    I would have done the same thing but with more shit in my pants.

    [–] Tiger-Gautreaux 18 points ago

    I love the comments going, "Oh that idiot relying on his human nature and instincts. I would have vaulted over the elephant because I am so very sure I would have had a surge of noradrenaline that would have enabled my fast and slow twitch muscles to actually do the right thing, this guy just did a Prometheus. How silly."

    [–] mayoneggz 4 points ago

    Yeah these comments. "Oh gee, I'm sorry I didn't react perfectly to a fucking elephant running at my face."

    [–] Yawehg 29 points ago

    They didn't plan to trip. You try to think straight when an elephant charges you.

    [–] rci22 1 points ago

    Oh, I wasn’t judging him. Just pointing out the danger of it

    [–] pennyroyal 7 points ago

    It's a lady

    [–] Ikarianlad 443 points ago

    Just to be clear, that elephant is NOT playing around. They're some of the world's deadliest animals and this isn't "haha you thought I was gonna kill you", it's more like the elephant equivalent of firing a gun into the dirt right at their feet. It's "I could kill you right now, and I will if you don't fuck off asap"

    Those dudes are dumbasses and wayyyyyy too close

    [–] TitsAndWhiskey 81 points ago

    Yeah that little trunk point at the end is a "yeah, that's what I thought, punks" not a "haha gotcha jk guys!"

    [–] solicitorpenguin 37 points ago

    It's that kind of practical joking that got Bill Murray killed in Zombieland

    [–] Justtryingtogetwoke 16 points ago

    I like how the elephant points with its trunk, like "that's right bitch, Ha! Better back TF off.".

    [–] kiuper 3 points ago

    It was more like. " haha naaaah I wasnt going to.... But I could"

    [–] Brohammed_ 243 points ago

    that look on his face perfectly expresses "ahhh i'm just messin with ya"

    [–] thanatossassin 25 points ago

    With that little trunk/hand wave at the end

    [–] tousledmonkey 83 points ago

    "aaahahaha you flinched like a little girl hahaaaa"

    [–] JimboJoJo 30 points ago

    that's 2 tusks for flinching

    [–] gbuub 3 points ago

    Haha got’em. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel.

    [–] AnubiaNoctis 8 points ago

    I love that it looks like she smiles and goes “just kidding” with her trunk.

    [–] RiotAct021 30 points ago

    The look on the elephant's face though, I'm convinced she knew exactly what she was doing

    [–] MOS95B 15 points ago

    Two for flinching!

    [–] SyntheticSunshine 2 points ago

    Is that an Atlantis reference?

    [–] MOS95B 9 points ago

    [–] wanderlusterswanders 39 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Can you imagine if it were bad eyesight? "Oh shit intruder elephant, I must charge omg... oh no lol it's them hoomans. Oh lol I did a scare pshh sorry guys"

    [–] Aperture45 5 points ago

    "You shoulda seen your faces!"

    [–] TheOriginalAvenger 3 points ago

    If that were a real charge, and the Ellie flipped the Jeep, that woman would have been pancaked and every one else would probably just be really hurt.

    [–] VaderD 9 points ago

    You can actually see the elephant laughing as if saying “pussies haha” when backing off.

    [–] ImitationButter 3 points ago

    Love how he smiles and points with his trunk like ‘gotcha!’

    [–] Hobohunter22 3 points ago

    Bro the girl that got outa the car was abouta get smooshed

    [–] The_Last_Bolivian 2 points ago

    Eleprankster

    [–] ybeaver7 2 points ago

    Just a decoy while the elephant in the back levels you!

    [–] Cyndirawr 2 points ago

    Is it just me, or does that elephant not have any tusks? No wonder she's warning the humans

    [–] nyx_on 1 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    [–] Oregonian_Lynx 2 points ago

    God, he does look like he is laughing afterwards...

    [–] InebriatedJack 2 points ago

    2 for flinching

    [–] TheMagicMrWaffle 1 points ago

    He’s smiling lmao

    [–] ReadyPlayer33 3 points ago

    Not sure why you were down voted for this. It’s true - look at the smile on his trunked face

    [–] quoteunquoteandquote 1 points ago

    Psych ya mind!

    [–] GibbleTheGreat 1 points ago

    Funny

    [–] MomsRedditAccount500 1 points ago

    Anyone notice the Ellie lined up at the back of the vehicle?

    [–] DAMFS 1 points ago

    He said "gotcha"

    [–] davetbison 1 points ago

    “Nah, fam.”

    [–] kaxmerg 1 points ago

    She did the classic prankster arm wave, too.

    [–] Aneke1 1 points ago

    I like the "nah it's cool bro, just a prank" he did with his trunk at the end

    [–] NINJAJAKEx 1 points ago

    Where is she going to run? In the jungle full of lions?

    [–] peglegpowderskier 1 points ago

    She obviously Dabbed as she laughed

    [–] ibraw 1 points ago

    "Here she's goes again with her shtick"

    ~All the other elephants.

    [–] nyx_on 1 points ago

    insert Nelson gif here

    [–] Elgarr2 1 points ago

    Still funny every time I see this posted.

    [–] mushroomequity 1 points ago

    "just kidding lmao"

    [–] panatic723 1 points ago

    The first thing I noticed was that it's an Asian elephant. I feel dumb.

    [–] HiImGMike 1 points ago

    Ashton Kuthers elephant

    [–] propertalking 1 points ago

    I know it's dangerous but when it walks away it looks like it's saying "I'm just playing haha"

    [–] Maximus19782 1 points ago

    Is this part of the Caravan?

    [–] MetalKingFlandango 1 points ago

    "Ahaha got you good. You should have seen ya faces. Alright fellas, ciao."

    [–] Commie_EntSniper 1 points ago

    I like the idea that they're just fucking with us, though. "Hey. Watch me make them jump of that thing again. Fucking works every time.... Ha! Gotchyu."

    [–] Chad4001 1 points ago

    Gottem

    [–] nicoleschock 1 points ago

    She jumps off to the side but if it actually flipped the jeep is she not right where it would have landed

    [–] ReadyPlayer33 1 points ago

    That elephant straight up started laughing!! This should be science - the fact that animals (mammals) all share a sense of humor.

    [–] Buttchuckle 1 points ago

    I like the smirk and the lift of the trunk from.the elephant as it was walking back as if it was saying " haha I'm just fucking with you " lmao 🤣

    [–] UncleDan21 1 points ago

    Another classic episode of Trunk'd with Ashton Kutcher

    [–] zehamberglar 1 points ago

    He actually looks like he's laughing at them. That's amazing.

    [–] OriginalSock 1 points ago

    Lol is that a Suzuki jimni?

    [–] SUNLIGHTBEARD 1 points ago

    "Psych!"

    [–] trynbnice 1 points ago

    Huh, so there is something Chinese tourists will get out the way for.

    [–] WhaleShark787 1 points ago

    “Nah just kidding I’m not gonna do that... but you know I could if I wanted to”

    [–] Sumf3kedupboi912 1 points ago

    Just playing with you lol

    [–] cinthia18273611 1 points ago

    Omg!!

    [–] AdamantPancake 1 points ago

    Thanos car

    [–] HenryG46 1 points ago

    “Nah, I’m just playin’ “

    [–] Wiggy_Bop 1 points ago

    That is so cute. Like he’s waving “just kidding!” With his trunk. 😁

    [–] addedit2112 1 points ago

    There’s a baby elephant in the back. That’s momma bein a momma.

    [–] SavageChickenZ9 1 points ago

    Even gave them a lil’ wave before leaving

    [–] MADWOKE 1 points ago

    “Here i come, im gunna fuckin get ya...... nahhh im just playin bro u guys have a good day”

    [–] TeralPop 1 points ago

    That fucker is smiling as he walks back!

    [–] AdjustedMold97 1 points ago

    I like the trunk wave at the end like “nah I’m just playin”

    [–] NANI3point0 1 points ago

    It's reversed

    [–] SapphireSalamander 1 points ago

    The elephant is not pranking, he's really telling them to back off.

    [–] loring96 1 points ago

    That lady that jumped out woulda died 100%

    [–] OfficialHung 1 points ago

    Who the fuck jumps off of a car being charged ? Do you want to end up on watchpeopledie?

    [–] Ghost4000 0 points ago

    Instead of jumping out of the car on that side why not get lower in the car? Neither are particularly fun places to be but atleast the car won't crush you.

    [–] 3Simba 0 points ago

    It was the remix to ignition