Scientists at Poland’s Warsaw zoo have been taking blood, saliva and other samples from the zoo’s three elephants.
In recent days zookeepers have begun to prepare to test whether giving Elephants hemp oil can reduce their stress.
A zoo veterinarian, said hemp oil, also known as CBD, has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress in other animals.
The zoo’s experts wonder if the oil could also help giraffes, rhinos, and polar bears.
They have decided, however, to start their tests on the elephants. who have undergone a period of stress.
If the study works as hoped, the oil will merely “calm them down a little bit,” and have anti-inflammatory and other benefits.