Historical vids has shared footage of a large elephant herd crossing a rain-soaked road and one of pachyderms exhibiting what appears to be a gesture of appreciation after a safe crossing.
Historical vids, which provides daily “education through memes,” did not provide video credit or a date and location of the crossing. (See the clip below.)
Elephant looks like it’s thanking driver after the herd crossed the road pic.twitter.com/6OnTVFmFpT
— Historic Vids (@historyinmemes) January 29, 2024
But the footage helps supports the popular belief that elephants are intelligent, thoughtful creatures.
The gesture – a pause after all elephants had crossed, a gaze toward the driver and a nod – occurs at the end of the clip.