The tragic incident mentioned in this thread corroborates it. It is also said that elephants have sharp memory. In a nearby town the weekly market was running. There come vendors, traders and other shopkeepers to sell different items. One villager was also there to purchase something. He noticed that someone was touching his head, when he turned his face he saw an elephant. It was putting its trunk on his head and touching his face and shoulder very softly. He could not understand initially but after a few minutes he called "Rajni" and the elephant seemed to be happy and trumpeted. The man tapped on its trunk. This man enquired about this elephant to its owner. He claimed to be the owner of this elephant. He reported to police and told that he had an elephant, named Rajni that was stolen by someone. Police interrogated to both concerned men and eventually, the elephant was given to its original and old owner.
K Mohan @ Moga
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Elephants are supposed to have communication skills also. They can communicate to the elephants which are far away also through their subsonic rumbles. The elephants are very gentle and unnecessarily will not trouble anyone. They have many special qualities which are not possessed by any other animal. I read somewhere that they are sensitive and responsive to colours and music also.