Elephants’ Emotional Depth: Did you know elephants have a deep emotional side? They can recognize themselves in mirrors (a sign of self-awareness), remember old friends and experiences for decades, and they even mourn their dead. If an elephant comes across the bones of another elephant, it will often touch and examine them, especially the skull and tusks. It’s a touching reminder of the rich inner lives of these majestic creatures. Elephants’ behavior towards the remains of their kindred spirits is a lesson in honoring the past and those who came before us. It encourages us to remember, respect, and cherish the memories of our ancestors and loved ones who are no longer with us.