Saturday, January 14, 2006

Don't Get Between an Elephant and its Meal!

Asian Elephants have long been legendary for their problem-solving capabilities. In fact over in Sri Lanka, huge plantations of sugar cane have been raided by wild elephants so often that the sugar corporations have erected electric fences around their crops to keep the elephants out. Well they obviously don’t know elephants very well.

In an interesting scene, testifying to their intelligence, a raiding elephant returns home at dawn, after a night of crop raiding, just after the electric fence is switched off in the morning. The fence is left intact with no trace of an elephant ever having gone through - and the elephant enjoys a peaceful gorge on sugarcane without disturbance!

More power to the elephant!

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