Cheeky Elephant Takes Hat Off Unsuspecting Tourist

Cheeky Elephant Takes Hat Off Unsuspecting Tourist

It’s often said that an elephant never forgets. It is also true that you will never forget if an elephant ever plays a prank on you. Such is the case for this lucky European traveler who had her hat hidden during an encounter with one of these gentle giants.

You may not already know it, but the phrase “an elephant never forgets” is actually not very far from the truth. Research has found elephants have the largest brain of any mammal on land, and all that brain certainly isn't going to waste.

Elephants have proven to be one of the most intelligent animals on earth, able to recognize over 30 different individual elephants in their pack, as well as an ability to recognize any other creatures or places that left a significant impact on their lives. This high level of intelligence makes elephants both immensely social as well as very creative compared to most other animals. Research has also found that this intelligence allows elephants to be clever problem solvers as well as excellent communicators.

Some of this cleverness and communication ability shines through in this elephant's funny little stunt with an unsuspecting tourist. Right off the bat, the elephant shows no indication of being afraid of the tourists standing around her and even seems to be somewhat interested instead.

After one of the tourists walks over and begins to pose for a picture in front of the elephant, the elephant slowly and sneakily reaches her trunk out and gently picks the hat off of the woman’s head. The woman laughs and turns around to see the elephant quickly stuffing the hat in its mouth to hide it.

Then the group of tourists giggled and the woman even exclaims, “My sister just got me that hat! Haha!”. The woman then turned around and politely asked the elephant, “Please may I have my hat back?” To which the gentle giant responded by pulling the hat back out of its mouth and returning it to the woman.

But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:7-10

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