From: Epsom, England.
Whether the elephant made this up or not it's still amazing.
It reminds me of 'Clever Hans' - the horse that could supposedly count. It turned out that he was noticing subtle cues from his handler that told him when to stop pawing the ground. His handler wasn't even aware of the cues, so to my mind Hans really was clever, even if it wasn't in the way people first thought.
When we realise how hard it is to know what an elephant or an orangoutang or a dolphin is really thinking, it makes me wonder if we would ever be able to communicate with an extra-terrestrial intelligence, supposing that one exists.