Barnum & Bailey circus elephants retiring

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This video says about itself:

Mirror Self-Recognition in Asian Elephants

1 January 2015

How self-aware are you? How self-aware is an elephant? Do humans and elephants have a similar ability to recognize their own reflection?

On this episode of “Oh, Behave!” we discuss a study completed by Dr. Joshua Plotnik and colleagues that demonstrated self-awareness in the Asian elephant.

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From Wildlife Extra:

A Long-Awaited Victory For Circus Elephants

Last March, when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it would be retiring its elephants from their long-suffering and demeaning performances, it was a potential game-changer in the movement to end captive exploitation of wild animals for human entertainment. Marking the end of such an enduring institution was momentous for the 11 elephants who currently tour with the circus (which has seen 12 elephants die…

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