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Elephants Suffer From Blurred Vision

August 9, 2013 · By Angela Render

Did you know that elephants, who otherwise have good vision in both daylight and at night, see things blurry at both dawn and dusk? This impaired vision can cause them to become confused, frightened, and even enraged. Worse, when people see elephants they can react with loud noises and sudden, aggressive-looking movements. When elephants get frightened, they can resort to attacks in order to save themselves from a perceived threat.

Recently, a lost elephant killed two people. In both cases, the attacks happened at dawn and Assistant Conservator of Forests Devaraj told The Hindu that, “Such attacks are rare during day and night because the elephants themselves move away from approaching people or animals when they are able to see clearly during day and night.”

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