Thursday, 24 Jan 2019

An elephant was smoking in the India's woods, and made people really shock


An elephant An elephant -  We know that smoking activity is usually done only by humans. But, a video that released by Wildlife Conservation Society-India on March 20 2018 has left many people baffled.

Because the video shows an elephant smoking in the forests of Karnataka, India. The video was filmed by Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director of Conservation Support and Policy at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Although the video was shot in April 2016 but was released only three days ago or in May 9 2018. 

We can see very clearly in the video, an elephant is seen drawing its trunk full of ash, bringing it close to its mouth and then blowing it out as a puff of smoke. 

But from the investigation, Dr Varun Goswami, WCS India scientist and elephant biologist, concludes that likely, the elephant was trying to ingest wood charcoal. 

And she appeared to be picking up something from the burnt forest floor, blowing away the ash that came along with it in her trunk, and consuming the rest. 

As we know, charcoal has well recognised toxin-binding properties, and although it may not have much nutritional content, wild animals may be attracted to it for this medicinal value. 

And charcoal also can serve as a laxative.

In their Facebook caption where they uploaded the video, the Wildlife Conservation Society wrote, " It's the first time we saw something like this but from the information of Dr. Goswami's explanation, an India scientist and elephant biologist helps alleviate our fears that the elephant was actually smoking something hazardous."




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