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They have what it takes to make eco-friendly paper. An elephant orphanage hits upon a simple solution to a messy problem

Pachyderms in a playful mood at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.
Pachyderms in a playful mood at Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage.


2008-08-11 - Pinnawela, Sri Lanka , K. Venkateshwarlu

For keepers and mahouts alike, it was always a messy problem that defied solution. We are talking about the roughly 180 kg of waste an adult pachyderm generates a day. And imagine the pile if it were from a herd of 60 staying and sauntering about in one place. That is simply a problem of elephantine proportions at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage here in Sri Lanka, especially for the poor keepers. But it need not be anymore. For, the orphanage, counted among the best in the world for elephants, ...



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