“We all remember the bad days – bored crocodiles, listless giraffes, monkeys indulging in recreational activities of an adolescent nature…”
Elephants in the wild spend 70% of their time looking for food. Now, just between you and I, and the readers of the Irish Times, if we gave the entire Phoenix Park to our elephants, but fed them in the one spot, they would just stand there. They wouldn’t move. They’re very careful about expending energy. So we hide the food on them. The elephant is never conditioned to look at his watch and say, it’s seven o’clock, where on earth is my dinner? Read the rest of this article.