Elephants have different personalities, just like us

In the Disney movie, Dumbo the flying elephant is a particularly shy, mischievous animal. In real life, elephants can’t flap their ears to fly—but, like Dumbo, they they do have distinct and complex personalities.

A paper published in Royal Society Open Science earlier this month shows that elephant personality can be described according to three distinct traits: attentiveness, sociability, and aggressiveness.

Between 2014 and 2017, researchers from the University of Turku in Finland...

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