Elephants get PTSD, too: orphans lack social knowledge they need to survive in the wild


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In other words, they experience PTSD in ways that are not entirely unlike human beings.

Possibly even worse considering they can never forget.


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I think many animals can suffer from PTSD. Elephants are so lovable.


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The "knowledge they need to survive" would really be a way to kill poachers. PTSD is a comparatively small problem when your species is on the brink of extinction...

If you disagree with me, just ask a Western Black Rhino... oh, wait, nevermind...


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Or, since inability to forget is one of the symptoms, maybe having PTSD makes you feel like an elephant. (Other than the being hunted for your ivory part.)


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