Yeah well, I tried eating people, but it just didn’t agree with my digestive system…
Most of us humans have at least a small fascination with elephants. And most of us know that forest-dwelling elephants need forests. I bet what a lot of people don’t know is that forests need elephants.
Due to their Inefficient Digestive Systems (IDS) *TM, elephants only digest around 40-something percent of what they eat. The rest gets dumped out the opposite ends of their bodies, if you get my gist. Having personally dealt with this end product, so to speak, I can attest to the fact that the matter that they have put into their chewing ends comes out darned near as fresh as when it went in. In other words, seeds from the plants they have eaten remain pretty much intact and are deposited wherever the elephants go, in nice tidy fertilized packages, ready to grow again. Continue reading
Hi all. Hope your day is going really well. 🙂
Here’s a really nice short film on Elephant Nature Park and the other projects Lek Chailert has put into place in South East Asia. Take a look – it’s very inspiring.
A Journey with 4 Legs (Save Elephant Foundation)
One of the beautiful eles at Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A great way to travel…
There are many stalls along the side of the road into Siem Reap with piles of crickets. Snack anyone?
Many people are happy to eat dog here but some are fussy about eating cat. Go figure.
The roads are very potholed and full and puddles and hard to walk down. There are some footpaths but often there are cars parked all over them.
We arose at a disgusting hour to go and stand outside the Khao San Police Station to await our minivan to Cambodia. It arrived and we climbed in, only to be kicked back out because we were apparently on the wrong one. So we waited some more. Twenty past seven went by,as did several drunken stragglers from the night before who obviously don’t contain an off switch, and our 7a.m. van still didn’t arrive. Continue reading