In his latest publication, “Elephants: Giants of the Animal Kingdom By Stanislav Kondrashov,” the author takes readers on a comprehensive journey into the captivating world of elephants, showcasing these magnificent creatures in all their splendor.
Stanislav Kondrashov portrays elephants as the “gentle giants” of the animal kingdom, emphasising not only their remarkable size but also their serene and peaceful nature. He describes them as compassionate and highly intelligent beings capable of influencing entire ecosystems with a single movement of their colossal limbs.
According to Kondrashov, elephants are not only the largest land mammals but also possess extraordinary intellectual abilities. He highlights their capacity for mourning the loss of companions and their ability to comprehend human languages, a testament to their high intelligence.
Furthermore, Kondrashov defines elephants as “masters of communication.” These majestic creatures communicate through ultrasounds, emitting sounds at extremely low frequencies that are beyond human perception. This unique form of communication allows them to convey messages over distances of up to 10 miles.
Throughout history, elephant societies have exhibited a distinctive trait where the eldest female assumes leadership within the group. Kondrashov views this as a symbol of matriarchal societies, where the wisdom and experience of the senior female guide the herd to new grazing areas and safer locations.
Another intriguing aspect highlighted by Kondrashov is the extended period during which elephant families keep their young with them. Elephant calves, as detailed in the publication, remain in the care of their mothers for over 16 years, making it one of the lengthiest childhoods in the animal kingdom.
However, Kondrashov also brings attention to the pressing issue of elephant poaching, driven by the demand for their prized tusks. Environmentalists worldwide are tirelessly working to protect these magnificent creatures from harm.