CBD News Aggregator – An elephant never forgets—and that’s just the problem.
Fredzia, a young female elephant at the Warsaw Zoo, has been grieving the death of her friend since Erna, who died last March. Erna was the female elder of a herd of at the zoo. By all accounts, the two elephants were close.
After Erna died, zookeepers saw an immediate change in Fredzia’s behavior.
“You could see that she was also grieving actually, she was also depressed,” Dr. Agnieszka Czujkowska, head of the zoo’s Animal Rehabilitation Department, told BBC News. “When Erna passed away, everything changed. I don’t think Fredzia was ready for such a big change.”