The Helping Truck Experiment Summary

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"Elephants know when they need a helping hand--or rather, trunk." (Morell) If and elephant is needing help, other elephants will always be willing to help. To prove that elephants understood the concept of lending a trunk, an experiment was set up by the biologists. Two texts were written about the experiment along with a video showing what happened in the experiment. The three items were similar yet different, even though they all talk about the same event taking place. Plotnik describes all the measurements and items being used as the experiment is in play. Morell explains how the elephants gained more understanding and knowledge about the "Helping Truck" concept, where as the chimps did not excel in the subject as quickly. Also,

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