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The mistaken beliefs of the general publics result from a lack of information about the elephant, in its natural environment. If truth be told, the majority of elephants that most people see today seem to depict that moronic quality. To exemplify, elephants are viewed as funny because they are forced to perform impractical and pointless tricks for our enjoyment, such as circus acts. While they are holding each others' tails, walking in a line, standing on their hind legs, balancing a ball, and wearing ridiculous little hats, we have made it difficult for people to see the true mental complexity of this creature.
Many people see the elephant as killers because of what they watch on television. For instance, television shows such as When Animals Attack show these gentle creatures trampling their owners and handlers in a desperate attempt to escape. The general public believes in these stereotypes because they are represented on specialty shows. In the animal documentaries they are foreseen as pleasant and quite affectionate creatures. They will only protect themselves if someone is bringing or doing harm to them that might lead them in to danger, such as throwing objects at the elephant. As talked about in the animal documentaries the elephant like; to avoid confrontation. Society needs to realize these elephants have feelings to, they kind of parallel humans. When someone is doing harm to us we protect ourselves by fighting, or calling for someone to help, like elephants do.
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Being an illogical creature is another negative assumption made by the public about the elephant; however, they are quite intelligent. In contradiction to popular belief, elephants exhibit creative thought processes. Relating back to the animal documentaries, the elephant seems to be quite logical. An example of this is their teamwork. When the young calf became trapped in the mud the elephants got on their knees, just like humans would, and use their trunks to pull the young calf out of the mud. You can see creatures are relevantly smart. They are aware of injury, death, and perform burial rituals just like humans. Another example is their use of reasoning to decide what to do about a problem. For example, when they all tried to rescue the little one. We have seen these elephants are not illogical, or have a brain size of a peanut. Their brains are quite big and the public should not have any negative assumptions about how irrational they are.
In conclusion, people should not make misconceptions about a creature they hardly know anything about. Mostly half the population probably knows they do circus acts, and they eat peanuts. These gentle giants' finer qualities are logical, sociable, and nice well-rounded creatures. Even though, the world is probably still making negative assumptions about the elephant, it will still be the most mystifying creature of the natural world.