What animals are communal?
Any animal that lives in a group or herd is communal.
A communal relationship is one in which the requirements for survival are provided by a group rather than by the individual. In the animal kingdom, many species live in communal relationships. Individuals in the group rely on each other to provide protection, emotional security, leadership and nurturing of the young. Large animals like elephants and the great apes, small animals like Meerkats and even insects like ants and termites live in communities of closely related…
Elephants are considered social animals because they tend to gather and travel and live in groups, in which each individual, specially among the females, help the others in the community. They also display social behaviors, such as vocal communication, greetings, social play, teaching and communal care.