Elephants mirror humans in terms of emotion, sense of family, sense of death. They possess all the best qualities of the human animal, and few of the bad. Humans need to understand that they, too, are animals, and nature puts many species on a different branch of life, but in their own way, they are equally as sophisticated. Elephants, dolphins, and whales are identical to humans in terms of emotion, far better in terms of caring and compassion, and are peace-loving creatures.
(Source: cris-and-cros, via in-my-galaxie)