Ainda os elefantes
Sobre a relação dos elefantes com as ossadas dos seus co-específicos a Maria das Flores (muchas gracias) achou este instrutivo artigo e uma citação que risca esconconjurar para a ordem do mito aquilo que eu tomava por certo (vou-me habituando):
Biology Letters (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0400) "The notion of elephant graveyards – where old elephants wander off to die – has been exposed as myth by previous studies, the researchers note. Nonetheless, they believe their experiments “cast light” on why elephants are often seen interacting with the skulls and ivory of dead companions. But there is no way to tell whether the elephants are mourning their dead – although they get very excited when approaching carcasses, with secretions streaming from their temples."