Evidence of means–end behavior in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)


The present study explores to what extent Asian elephants show “means–end” behavior. We used captive Asian elephants (N = 2) to conduct four variations of the Piagetian “support” problem, which involves a goal object that is out of reach, but rests on a support within reach. In the first condition, elephants were simultaneously presented with two identical… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10071-007-0126-z


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