Saturday, November 14, 2009

Do Elephants really have a good memory (joke)?

In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University .

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.

Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage son.

As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Dan , lifted its front foot off the ground, and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan? s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Do Elephants really have a good memory (joke)?
haha very funny
Reply:Let's see if it is the same elephant!

The elephant might have gone wandering after getting relieved of the wooden splinter, and got caught.

It wouldn't have been caught if Dan didn't help him.

So the elephant slammed Dan now.

Yes, elephants have long memory!

Reply:Hmmm... Might have been the same elephant! Because Dan had helped it, it was able to walk and eventually got caught by the zoo people. So it wanted its sweet revenge on Dan!

That was a good one!!
Reply:ha ha


Reply:ahaha...ok lol.
Reply:Probably not! Poor Dan. (Thanks)!
Reply:Yeah, I think that definitely that wasn't the same elephant !!! nice one !!! LOL

liked it very much

have a star
Reply:lmao, have a star.
Reply:WOW you see that one headed a different direction right up until the end....very funny and worthy of a star. Thanks for sharing.
Reply:lmao!! thats great! thanks for the laugh!! =)
Reply:i liked this
Reply:yeah probably not the same elephant. however this is an example of how not real smart humans can be.

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