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"Elephants are the only species other than humans and Neanderthals known to have a ritual around death. They show a keen interest in the bones of their own kind (even unrelated elephants that have died long ago). They are often seen gently investigating the bones with their trunks and feet, and remaining very quiet. There are many accounts of people witnessing the ritual elephants have around the recently deceased. One such account goes: An entire family of a dead matriarch, including her…

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