Burying the Hatchet in an Old Myth

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Elephants do have a penchant for alcohol that has been observed by scientists, which is definitely an interesting site. But a persisting myth out there that has been perpetuated ad nauseum, is that elephants eat fermented fruit, specifically Murula fruit, and get drunk off of them. Unfortunately there are several holes in this myth, not the least of which is that elephants do not eat rotting fruit from the ground in the wild, they eat it off the trees. In addition, they even push over trees sometimes to reach the fresh fruit, and ignore the rotting fruits on the ground right beside them.They also would not wait for the fruit to ferment, because they, along with a number of species of birds and monkeys, and other animals as well, are in love with the fruit.