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By: Brigit Katz
From: Smithsonian

Elephants Use Smell to Sniff Out Snack Quantities

When presented with two lidded buckets containing sunflower seeds, elephants seemed able to choose the one with more food

We don’t often sing the praises of elephants’ olfactory abilities—it’s their keen memories that tend to get attention—but they nevertheless have an excellent sense of smell. Indeed, a new study has found that the animals are able to sniff out differences in food quantities, shedding intriguing light on one of the ways that elephants might use their noses to navigate their environment.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/elephants-use-smell-sniff-out-snack-quantities-180972361/

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