Video 1 from Elephant trunks form joints to squeeze together small objects

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Wu, Jianing; Zhao, Yichao; Zhang, Yunshu; Shumate, David; Slade, Stephanie Braccini; Franklin, Scott V.; Hu, David L.;
(2018)

Wild African elephants are voracious eaters, consuming 190 g of food, or the weight of two corn cobs per minute. One of their methods for eating at this speed is to sweep food into a pile and then pick it up. In this combined experimental and theoretical study, we eluci... View more
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