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Scientists say elephants understand humans pointing

11 October 2013 Last updated at 08:05 BST

Does your dog or cat understand when you point at something? An elephant would.

Scientists in Scotland worked this out by hiding food in one of two buckets.

Then when they pointed to the right one, the elephant followed.

They think it could help explain why elephants and humans form such close bonds.