Rare Video Shows Elephants 'Mourning' Matriarch's Death

August 31, 2016 12:41 AM

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A poignant scene from Africa sheds new light on animal behavior.

It has become rare for wild African elephants to live to old age, thanks to their brutal slaughter by ivory poachers. Rarer still is the chance for scientists to observe elephants as they cope with the death of their family leader.

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