Elephants attend a 'funeral' in South Africa (video)

Heartbreaking footage appears to show the animals grieving for dead bull elephant

Elephants appear to attend 'funeral' for one of their own kind

This footage shows what appears to be elephants attending a 'funeral' for one of their kind in South Africa

The video, filmed at Kruger National Park, shows the elephants gathering around the carcass of a dead adult elephant and appearing to mourn its passing.

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Although the video was filmed several years ago it has only recently emerged online.

The filmer later wrote:

"This was hard to take in but was so interesting all those years ago when I filmed it.

"Nature is so complex and interesting - I still cannot believe what I have seen over the years."

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