Elephants on the Edge, by Patricia C Prada Jimenez

I find Bradshaw’s theory of trans-species psychology quite fascinating. Curious (and careful) I continue to research on the life of elephants-both in the wild and in captivity-with particular interest in their cultural and behavioural similarities with humans.

The trans-species theory of psychology focuses on commonalities in cognition (thinking) and emotions (feelings) in both human and non-human animals. Elephants also have sophisticated cognitive capacities, they mourn their dead, the show problem solving abilities, they feel pain, sadness, confusion, and many other qualities originally only thought of humans.

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