Elephants share many traits with us -- the same lifespan, a strong sense of family, an understanding of death and the experience of many of the same emotions.
Yet our founder and conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick believes elephants are inherently better than humans (and she's not the first). We're inclined to agree, but if that's the case, what can we learn from a species that's been alive for over 50 million years?
Having hand-reared 160 orphaned elephants to date, including victims of poaching and human wildlife conflict, it means we know a lot about elephants. So, disregarding the hundreds of self-help books that are published every year, here's our pick of five top things that we could all do with learning from the species.