Watch: Tusker Climbs Tree to Pluck Jackfruit, Netizens Call Jumbo 'Intelligent'
The forest officer said that the elephants have the power to smell ripening jackfruits from a distance.
Video grab. (Twitter)
Hunger can make anyone do strange things. And recently, a video is doing rounds on social media, where an elephant is seen using his fore legs to get onto a tree and with the help of his trunk to pluck a jackfruit so that he can relish it.
In the video shared by Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer Parveen Kaswan, the bold tusker is seen making efforts to climb on to the tree with his front legs. The elephant is then seen using his trunk to pluck the jackfruit. The efforts of the elephant pay off, as the fruit falls on the ground. The jumbo is then seen breaking the fruit with its leg and eating it.
The forest officer said that the elephants have the power to smell ripening jackfruits from a distance. They then follow the smell and reach to the fruit. He added that jumbos "love" jackfruits "a lot".
This #elephant got talent. Climbing a tree for #Jackfruit, which they love a lot. And he is eating it so nicely. Elephants can smell ripening jackfruits from quite a distance which many a times bring them close to human habitations. pic.twitter.com/19bDvD4Sn9— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) November 11, 2019
As expected, the adorable video went viral soon after being posted. It has already been viewed over 45 thousand times and garnered over 3,100 likes. People took to the comment section of the post and lauded the patience of the elephant. Some even called the jumbo "intelligent" and not breaking the tree.
The elephant is careful in not pushing down the tree while having jackfruit, though it has all the strength to do that. Nature is wonderful 😍— Bane (@banestrategist) November 11, 2019
to me elephant is the most intelligent animal on this earth , and probably more than the human being, simply love them— TravelMG (@travelmg_in) November 11, 2019
He is very patient— Chetan Gowda (@chtnha) November 11, 2019
Lovely... Elephant got talent.. 😀👏👏— Shiv Chaudhary🇮🇳 (@shivchaudhary0) November 11, 2019
Feels so beautiful watching it .. blend of innocence and intelligence 😍😘— APPU RAJ V (@appurajv10) November 11, 2019
This is too good. Thanks for capturing the same. Intelligent elephant. ..— Satish Kumar (@SatishK93361653) November 11, 2019
Unlike humans, the animals have a sense of what should be taken without disturbing nature's balance. No harm to tree caused & only ripened jackfruit taken.— Clodvin (@Clodvin) November 11, 2019
Gentle giants and most intelligent!!— Riddhi Sengupta (@sengupta_riddhi) November 11, 2019
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