Etiqueta: elephants

Why do Elephants Eat Soil?

Question sent by NEREA MILÁN (València). JOAN MAYOL answers: In medicine, the pathological ingestion of soil or other inedible substances is called «pica», and it has been observed in many animal species, including elephants and humans. However, geophagy occurs in elephants in a natural and systematic way,

The symbiosis of domestication

We have been aware from the 19th century of the importance of predation and rivalry between species in nature as predominant forces for natural selection. Darwinian thesis, the great paradigm of life, sets the basis for evolution in the mechanism of natural selection, without which,