Young elephants are just like little kids in one key way- they like to throw tantrums when they’re trying to get their way, hoping their parents will take pity on them and give in to their demands.
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And pachyderm parents handle these tantrums the same way many human parents do- by ignoring the bratty child until they fall back in line again.
According to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust this tantrum throwing behavior is pretty typical:
“Elephants also display many of the attributes of humans as well as some of the failings. They share with us a strong sense of family and death and they feel many of the same emotions. Each one is, of course, like us, a unique individual with its own unique personality.They can be happy or sad, volatile or placid. They display envy, jealousy, throw tantrums and are fiercely competitive, and they can develop hang-ups which are reflected in behaviour.”
-Via World of Animals