1. Science

    Elephants Are Just As Smart As Your Baby, Deal With It

    Besides the adage "an elephant never forgets", you might not know that elephants are just pretty darn smart in general. The most recent finding in the field of elephant cognition places their brains on a seriously human level: they spontaneously understand what pointing means. For real.

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  2. Tech

    Wild Tiger Kittens Spotted for the First — Wait, Elephant Cams?!

    Adorable kitten videos circulating on the Internet really don't need an introduction, not even when they're tiger cubs. But believe it or not, this is the first footage ever made of a tiger mom with newborn cubs in the wild. And who's bringing this to us? BBC Earth is. Nicely done, BBC! And who brought it to them? Elephants. See for yourself.

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  3. Science

    Manhunt On For Utter Monsters Who Killed An Entire Family Of Elephants In Kenya

    In news that would make for a solid first act of a Disney movie if it wasn't already the sad, horrible truth, Kenyan authorities are trying to find a team of poachers who killed an entire family of elephants in Kenya's Tsavo East National Park. In what's being described as the worst incident of poaching in Kenya's long history -- which isn't exactly short on horrific incidents of poaching -- a family of 11 elephants was slaughtered by what police believe to be a 10-person strong gang of poachers who escaped with the elephants' hacked off tusks, which will likely be shipped off to foreign markets to make trinkets, baubles, and pieces of jewelry from the ivory. Because human beings are terrible, that's why.

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  4. Weird

    Baby Elephants in an Inflatable Pool [Video]

    We began today with elephants, so it is only fitting that we end the day with elephants as well. So please enjoy these cute, baby elephants splashing about in an inflatable kiddie pool. How could you not? (via BuzzFeed)

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  5. Science

    Rogue Elephant Ate Human Flesh Out of Revenge

    After a rogue elephant killed seventeen people in India, it had to be put down. Afterward, DNA tests on its stomach's contents showed the elephant ate human flesh, which is pretty odd, considering elephants are herbivores. In the story on Dave Salmoni's new show on Animal Planet, he claims the elephant went rogue and ate people in an act of revenge after its calf was killed. Futurama made the joke a long time ago, so luckily, no one has to--in bad taste--this time around. Head on past the break to see the clip from Salmoni's show.

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  6. Weird

    Baby Elephant Plays on the Beach [Video]

    If you were expecting a video of something other than a baby elephant frolicking on the beach, prepare to be disappointed: Nope, this is all baby elephant all the time, and also some charming narration. (via BuzzFeed)

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