This report from Japan might just win the award for the cutest research of 2015. It describes how two elephants use their trunks like leaf blowers in order to move food into reach. The elephants, who live at the Kamine Zoo, control the number and length of the blows depending on how far away the food is. The video shows one elephant rounding up leaves with great accuracy… better than any rake I’ve ever seen!
Asian elephants acquire