People have been telling legends of elephant memory and intelligence for thousands of years and scientists have carefully catalogued astounding examples of elephant cleverness in the wild for many decades. In the past 10 years, however, researchers have realized that elephants are even smarter than they thought. Elephants are just as brilliant as they are big: They are adept tool users and cooperative problem solvers; they are highly empathic, comforting one another when upset; and they probably do have a sense of self.
Yes, elephants are more intelligent than we give them credit for. You can tell in their thoughtful, large eyes that there is more going on in their heads than we would think. Considering how intelligent these creatures are, it is a shame that people continue to kill them for their tusks.
Elephants are far more intelligent than we give the animal credit for. Elephants are not only able to recognize their enemies voices but the animal can also tell the difference between the languages spoken by hunters. Elephants have long been credited with having good memories - this is a result of being intelligent.
There's is a popular saying "Elephants never forget," that is actually based in reality more than most people think. Most people think it is a way of athromorphizing animals, and while that is true to an extent, it is also true that Elephants have a known measurable intelligance that has been recorded as high.