Why do elephants never forget?

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Scientists have studied elephants very closely to learn about their really cool memories. Elephants have big brains that allow them to remember things (“elephants never forget”!) that help them to survive!

For example, scientists believe elephants use their good memories to recognize others, and remember who is a friend and who is an enemy. This helps them avoid contact with predators and anyone who is threatening.

Another thing elephants have been shown to use their good memories to do is remember locations where they can find food and water. In a herd of elephants, the oldest female leads the group and scientists believe she uses her amazing memory to recall places from her past where she knows they can find food and water!
 

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