Elephants exhibit 20 complex greeting rituals, unveils study


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A recent study led by Vesta Eleuteri from the University of Vienna, Austria, has unveiled intricate greeting behaviors among African savannah elephants in Zimbabwe's Jafuta Reserve. The research reveals that these greetings depend on factors such as the elephants' sex and whether they are looking at each other. Eleuteri explained that elephants live in what is known as a "fission-fusion" society, where they separate and reunite after varying periods, which could range from hours to days or even months.