Elephants are self-aware to human degree: they can recognize themselves in mirrors and understand that what they see in the mirror represents their own self.
It's a little more complicated than just whether they can recognize the image or not. The deal with the mirror test is that the trainers apply paint to the animals' faces. Elephants, apes and dolphins will see the paint reflected in the mirror and then try to remove it from their own faces.
But instead of concluding "elephants don't want paint on their face", these experiments always wind up being touted (at least in their popular summaries) as "elephants are self-aware", as if that were something amazing and mystical.
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