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Are Elephants Loyal?

It’s no secret that elephants are one of the most loyal animals on the planet. They are known for their strong family ties and steadfast loyalty to friends, allies, and to their herd.

But what does this mean for elephant behavior? Are they always loyal? How do they show their loyalty?

Let’s take a closer look at elephant loyalty and what it means for these animals in the wild!

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Elephant herd and social behavior

Both African elephants and their Asian dito, the Asian elephant are extremely bound by history and social norms of belonging to a herd. When a baby is born, it will after a few hours take its first steps in the elephant herd.

In the herd, elephants are constantly aware of where each individual is at all times and they know which one has just had a baby and who is sick. Their an extremely loyal animal.

The elephant herd can consist of up to 100 individuals with several females and baby calves and only one older bull. The elephant herd can split into several smaller herds (or “elephant units”) if the group is too big.