Elephant 'smoking' footage baffles experts

Animal in India may have been trying to ingest wood charcoal and blowing away the ash

Footage of an Asian elephant “smoking” in a south Indian forest has baffled wildlife experts, who say the behaviour has never before been observed.

Vinay Kumar, a scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) India program, captured the puffing pachyderm while visiting camera traps in the Nagarahole national park in Karnataka state.

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Source: theguardian
Elephant 'smoking' footage baffles experts