Smoking Elephant video went viral

In a bizarre incident, a wild elephant was seen blowing out some white smoke at Nagarhole forest in Karnataka. The video of the elephant with the act gone viral, after it has been uploaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society India (WCS).

The clip clearly shows that the elephant had put something on the floor to blow it out like smoking. Actually, it was an illusion as the elephant had picked some ash from the ground, that reflected as if the jumbo was smoking.

“It’s the first-ever visual documentation of such behaviour by an elephant,” said, Vinay Kumar, Assistant Director at WCS. According to elephant biologist at WCS, the elephant might have used the charcoal for medicinal purpose, as it serves as a laxative biologically. It can even cure toothache, he added.