(CNN) — Two stressed African elephants are to be given medical cannabidiol — CBD — to help them relax and stop fighting at a zoo in Poland.
Two stressed African elephants are to be given medical cannabidiol — CBD — to help them relax and stop fighting at a zoo in Poland.
The oil — which does not have psychoactive properties — will be administered to two elephants — Fredzia, who is already being given it, and fellow female herd member Buba.
Warsaw Zoo zookeeper Patryk Pyciński explained in a video posted on Facebook that elephants can struggle with the loss of a herd member “for weeks, sometimes for years.”
This has been the case with Fredzia, who has had difficulty readjusting following the death of the head of the herd, Erna, and has begun using a “tough trunk” mentality to try to assert her dominance over Buba.
Meanwhile Buba, Pyciński said, uses “cleverness” and a more thoughtful approach in her tussle for the top. — Sara Spary and Antonia Mortensen, CNN/@CNN