8 months ago
Last edited at 1:41PM on 7/14/2013
That is a myth. The myth states that elephants get drunk from the fruit of the marula tree. The problem with that is that for the fruit to ferment (causing alcohol to form) it would have to fall off the tree and sit on the ground in the heat for several days (it would be rotten). Elephants do not eat rotten fruit on the ground. They eat fruit directly from the tree.