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The Many Uses Of Elephant Dung

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Bottoms Up!

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Did you know that one of the world’s most expensive coffees come from the behind of elephants? Yep, that’s right, the Chiang Rai property by Anantara Hotels, Resort & Spa, who has some of the biggest luxury hotels in Thailand under their name; is one place where you can get Black Ivory, a coffee produced by passing coffee beans through the stomachs of elephants and then picking the beans, from their rear ends. Sounds disgusting, but it’s delicious!

Paper as Smooth as an Elephants Bottom!

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If you love stationery, here’s a great way to be eco-friendly and organized at the same time. Fibre from elephant dung is used to make paper which is then used to create funky paper-based souvenirs such as journals, bookmarks, and jewellery boxes. One of the places that is famous for this is the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka where you will be able to see a number of elephant dung paper shops next to the orphanage.

Grab a Pair!

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The people of Surin in Thailand’s northeastern province have never experienced snow. But that doesn’t stop them from having a ‘snowball’ fight. If you ever happen to visit Surin, be sure to take part in this game where you have to grab balls of Elephant Dung and fling it in fun!

In Deep Shit

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One of the best uses of elephant dung is fertilizer as it is said to be rich in soil nutrients and an excellent source of organic matter that improves overall soil composition and structure. Elephant dung fertilizer has become so popular that the Prague zoo is selling them as souvenirs in containers that look like ice cream tubs!

Make an Elephantine Fashion Statement!

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Is elephant dung the future of fashion? Well, UK artist and designer INSA certainly thinks so! Titled ‘anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes’, INSA created ten-inch heels made from elephant dung!

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