Did you know that elephants don’t think humans are “cute”?
Despite what you may or may not have heard on the internet, elephants do not view humans the same way we view puppies. It all began with a meme that was being shared on Tumblr. The meme didn’t get much attention until a woman on Twitter named Julia Hass tweeted about it. After that, multiple websites reposted the tweet and eventually people were passing it off as a scientific fact. These rumors may have spread do to the behaviors of tamed elephants. However, wild elephants are a different story. In fact, wild elephants see humans as a threat, just like how every other wild animal views humans.
So basically that “fact” was just a meme that evolved because people don’t do their research nor have common sense. What a surprise.