This is one of the reasons poachers should be shot dead on the spot when caught. A procession of grieving Indian elephants can be seen carrying the lifeless body of a baby member of the herd, in scenes reminiscent of human mourning ceremonies.
Mirror A heart-rending video of elephants staging a “funeral” for one of their young was posted to Twitter by Parveen Kaswan, a forest ranger in the Indian Foreign Service, on Friday. It shows an adult Indian elephant emerging from a wooded area onto a road, carrying the lifeless body of a deceased infant with its trunk. It rests the body down, then appears to guard it as it waits for other members of the herd to follow.