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  • Elephants Might Be Self-Domesticated, Scientists Argue

    Elephants Might Be Self-Domesticated, Scientists Argue

    A group of scientists is making a provocative argument about the nature of elephants. They posit that these gentle giants have achieved self-domestication, meaning they’ve self-selected for traits commonly found in humans and our domesticated animals, particularly reduced aggression. Not every outside expert agrees with the team’s conclusions, though.