Parents of infants, college students during finals season and the White House press corps should stand back in awe. A new champion non-sleeper has been crowned: Loxodonta africana, the African elephant. After observing a pair of African elephant matriarchs for more than a month, scientists found that the venerable pachyderms slept an average of just two hours per night, according to a new study in the journal PLOS One. Yes, elephant societies are matriarchal. Yes, elephants are awesome. The researchers used GPS trackers and “actiwatch implants” — basically, an animal Fitbit — to measure the creatures’ activity levels. They found that both were polyphasic sleepers, meaning they napped in several..