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Jan. 20th, 2005

04:07 pm - Elephant Dump

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Via jwz:

BANGKOK (AFP) - Having taught Thailand's elephants to paint, dance and play musical instruments, their Thai handlers are now toilet-training the beasts, media reported.

Handlers have installed giant human-style toilets at a camp in the northern city of Chiang Mai to try to rid the tourist attraction of unsightly droppings, according to the Nation newspaper.

Some seven elephants at the privately run camp beside Chiang Mai Zoo are being trained to sit like a human on the giant white toilets, which can be flushed by pulling on a rope with a gentle tug of the trunk, said the daily.


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Date:January 20th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, crap!
I was at that camp just last week, and they didn't show us that!
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Date:January 20th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)


I expect the elephants would like to have their privacy while sitting on the crapper. I mean, wouldn't you?

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Date:January 20th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
So who wipes?
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
I see they are training elephants for all kinds of relief efforts...
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