Elephants not fazed by dynamite blasts

A new study just out of Cornell University suggests that elephants fear humans even more than dynamite blasts.  Elephants become increasingly nocturnal in the presence of high human activity, but not apparently due to dynamite blasts from oil prospecting in Gabon.  I’ve noticed this in places like Kasane, northern Botswana too, where elephants in large herds seem to wait until the cover of darkness to cross major highways full of traffic before they cross the road.  Really makes you think about our impact as a species, when the world’s largest land mammal will actually change its daily behaviour to avoid contact with us.  Read the article here.

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