Elephant Tear

Do Elephant Cry? Why? Krabi Elephant House Sanctuary

Elephant Cry

Elephant Tear

People come at sanctuary and usually have question “why elephant cry?”, “Do elephant weep?”, and “Can elephant cry?” All mammals that live on land produce tears to protect and lubricate their eyes, including us, human! This is important because mammals (and us) have eyes that move in your sockets and our eyes need to stay moist in order to move properly. Also, the tears help to clean dirt, dust, or any potentially harmful particles out of your eyes. This is the same for elephants as it is for you.

If you define crying to mean shedding tears in response to emotions, then the answer to your question is a little more difficult. Crying from emotion of elephants must look into other behaviours as well.

Elephant's tear - Do Elephant Cry?

elephant’s tear