In 2010, a 7-year-old Asian elephant named Kandula impressed researchers by using tools from its surroundings to pick fruit when lying higher than its reach. After observing the fruit in the tree, for a few days the fruits swayed teasingly to Kandula, so Kandula had a “aha moment” – a moment of self-discovery. Kandula saw a large plastic box lying nearby, rolled them, step by step, and stood with one foot high enough to be able to pick fruit from the tree. While Kandula’s “Aha moment” doesn’t get immediate results, Kandula is stuck with the fruit in the tree. Kandula continued to repeat the same way using a different tool and even figured out how to put the blocks together so that they could reach them higher.
Likewise, the elephant Kandula knew how to use a stick to scratch her when it could not reach it, either by using a branch or lying on the grass. In other observations, another elephant dug a small hole to drink water and then covered the hole with a balloon made from chewing the bark to prevent water evaporation, saving time. use later.