posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 12:24 PM
Great post, S&F.
National Geographic and independent film maker did a documentary on Elephants of the Kalahari I believe or was it the Sahara? Can't remember off
hand, but these Elephants had traveled hundreds of miles looking for food and water, especially water, and an old one could go no further and went
into a small brush patch and died. The herd stayed there for two days and then moved on.
They came back a half year later to the site and all the bones were there, they would gracefully walk around the bones and over the bones and some,
the older ones, would pick them up and caress themselves with the bones. You could actually see tears running down the cheeks of these Elephants, it
was incredible to watch, the narrator too was taken by it. They would put the bones back and gently caress and smell the bones. The younger Elephants
watched but did not do the same thing, hierarchy? The Elephants came back every 6 months or so for years.
For those scientists/biologist that don't believe that animals feel the same emotion, your educated beyond your intelligence, it has always been that
way and will always be that way, even a tree weeps, flowers wilt, they open to the sun and exhibit bright colors to attract bees to pollinate like
species, a good example of living plants is the Venus Fly Trap. Go figure.
Native peoples believe their soul goes into animals when they die, I have envisioned being a hawk when my soul leaves my body.