The Other I

May 3, 2010

Another of man’s best friends

Filed under: Just Stuff,Uncategorized — theotheri @ 8:42 pm

Last week, a maintenance jeep broke down in the middle of one of England’s safari parks.  The park ranger got out, opened the hood and checked the water and oil.  It still wouldn’t start so he tried to give it a push.  That worked but then the jeep broke down again, so the ranger got back out of the vehicle.

To his astonishment, Five, a resident elephant came over to help.  He opened the hood and passed the dip stick over, and when the hood was closed again, got behind the jeep to push it.   That started it but Five noticed the dirty hand marks all over it, so he dipped his trunk into some near-by water and gave the jeep a spray.  Then he used a sponge and wiped down.

Elephant provides breakdown assistance to zoo keeper

We really really really don’t want to lose our animals through environmental carelessness.

And while I’m thinking about it, what idiot scientists ever decided that animals didn’t have intelligence?  It was a maniacal delusion that lasted well into the middle of the 20th century.  There might even be a few psychologists still out there of this persuasion.

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