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Has anyone seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAvJElLFAEQ
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Yeah. The trainer is moving the trunk. Annoying. At first I was all WOW and then they showed the other elephant and it was way more apparent that the trainer had a firm hand guiding the trunk. wah.

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This is actually a different video than the one I saw. It is pretty impressive. I do think tho his stick is the guiding factor, hidden to the side.
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Really┐

Looks genuine to me, but I'll look again.
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It probably only took a few days of teaching the exact movements for the elephant to learn it itself. Let's hope that poor learning wasn't rewarded with beatings.
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Damned if I can see any fakery.
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simba major wrote:
Damned if I can see any fakery.


I agree. I don't think it is fake in that the elephant did it, but I have no doubt whatsoever that they were learned motions rather than a true creation conceived in the mind of the elephant.
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
simba major wrote:
Damned if I can see any fakery.


I agree. I don't think it is fake in that the elephant did it, but I have no doubt whatsoever that they were learned motions rather than a true creation conceived in the mind of the elephant.


And as we all know, an elephant never forgets.
What?
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
simba major wrote:
Damned if I can see any fakery.


I agree. I don't think it is fake in that the elephant did it, but I have no doubt whatsoever that they were learned motions rather than a true creation conceived in the mind of the elephant.


Agreed, but they must have a capability for proportion, etc., seeing as they get it to look right by themselves - I think that shows understanding of what they're doing, that they know it's an elephant.

I saw somewhere that they have dolphins using iPads, but I can't remember emactly how or for what.
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e-mail, probably
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^^

Laughing Laughing Laughing

Or, Farmville.
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Watching it again and another version of it, it is pretty cool.
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