Elephants Get Drunk On Marula 

African elephants, the gentle giants of the animal kingdom, are known  for their social behavior, intelligence, and playful interactions within  their herds

It’s not uncommon to witness them using their trunks to explore and engage with their environment

even if it means discovering a sweet and succulent marula fruit that has fallen from the trees

Marula fruit, when overripe, begins to ferment, thanks to natural yeasts present in the fruit

Fermentation is the process of converting sugars into alcohol, and in  the case of marula fruit, this results in a slightly alcoholic content

Elephants, with their acute sense of smell, can detect the fermented fruit from miles away

Their attraction to this natural alcohol source is a testament to their inquisitiveness and the pleasurable experience it offers

Once they’ve discovered this treasure, they consume it with sheer enthusiasm

Elephants are known for their tight-knit family groups, or herds, and their social behavior plays a crucial role in their lives

These highly intelligent and empathetic animals share strong emotional bonds

They communicate through a complex system of vocalizations, body language, and even vibrations, which are undetectable by humans.

There is still more to learn about these incredible creatures!

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