It is widely recognized that elephants are one of the most emotionally intelligent animals on Earth, and the video below, filmed near the Kalawewa reserve in Sri Lanka, depicts a herd of elephants coming together to bid farewell to their deceased alpha.
You can watch the video below, showing some elephants using their trunks to caress their deceased leader who was killed by a rival. According to witnesses, nearly 300 elephants gathered to bid farewell to the departed one.
According to a 2006 study from Oxford University, elephants grieve the loss of their family and friends, unlike humans. They also attempt to assist the sick and dying, hoping for their recovery. It’s heart-wrenching to see. Watch the video below and share it with your loved ones.