Yup, it’s true. It really is true.
The elephant’s memory is legendary, but in a large, gray surprise to science, the mighty Asian elephant turns out to have a distinct flair for math as well
Under carefully controlled experimental conditions — essentially comprising a large cage and two buckets of assorted fruit — one elephant at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo managed to get its sums right 87 percent of the time.
A slightly less gifted pachyderm across the country in Kyoto scored a still respectable 69 percent.
OK. So it’s not exactly differential geometry but it’s still something.
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