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Elephant Graveyards (象の墓場 Zō no Hakaba) are places where elephants instinctively come to when their lives come to an end.

Description

A waterfall nearby.

History

1996 Anime

An Elephant Graveyard appeared in a fantasy where an elephant is coming to it, falls to the ground, and dies. Medama-Oyaji explains how whales have a similar phenomenon to it, called a Whale Graveyard.

Legend

According to legend, an Elephants' graveyard is a place where older elephants instinctively direct themselves to when they reach a certain age.[1] Far from their group, they would then die here alone. One theory involves people either observing old elephants and skeletons in the same habitat or finding groups of elephant skeletons together.[2] Another theory suggests instead that it is caused by group die-offs.[3]

References

  1. Young, Rory (November 15, 2013). "Do Elephant Graveyards Exist?"
  2. Armitage, Kenneth B.; Buss, Irven O. (March 1992). "The Great Beast — Elephant Life: Fifteen Years of High Population Density"
  3. Brühl, Enrico; Mania, Dietrich (22–25 September 2003). "Neumark-Nord: a middle Pleistocene lakeshore with synchronous sites of different functional character"

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