A newly-published video has captured the incredible moment an elephant is picking up trash from the ground and throwing it into the nearby trash can. The footage was captured by a CCTV camera at an undisclosed location.
The footage shows the elephant using her foot and trunk to repeatedly pick up a piece of rubbish from the ground and then deposit it into the trash bin. As you might expect, viewers have been hugely impressed with the pachyderm’s actions, with many trying to figure out what has prompted the animal’s to do it. YouTube user Andrew Pam writes:
I believe it is also plausible that the elephant has seen people put things in the bin and decided that’s where they belong, though. So at this point absent further information I see no reason to presume that it’s either staged or not staged.
And that brings us to the controversy surrounding the video. Many viewers have commented that the video is fake. YouTube user Doritus Cheeto writes:
This video is fake. The elephant is made of CGI. You can tell based on a rippling of the pixels when the trunk enters the bucket at 0:20. Additionally, animals don’t even really have brains, so this type of thing is impossible.
Now, whether or not the video is fake, many viewers will disagree with the second part of that statement, but here is the footage — judge for yourself.
And here is how the elephant does it:
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