In childhood children often poke each other’s bum as a joke.
People who do it gets a good joke out of it, but those who are the victims of the joke gets into a bad mood, not only people but also same for elephants as well.
Unlike humans, however, there is a scientific reason for the elephant to do this.
Recently, the video of a elephant doing this act has gone viral on the internet.
As you can see the elongated nose, that is more than 1 meter long, is in the anus of another elephant. At first glance, it is similar to the so-called joke.
The elephant’s blowing in the anus of his friends is surprisingly to take out the feces and eat it!
From a human point of view it is unsanitary, but to them it is a very normal behavior.
Elephants, as herbivores, have to eat more than 200 kilograms of grass per day, but the amount of grass out in the wild is not enough and it is not enough and they can’t get enough nutrients by only eating grass.
So elephants eat each other’s feces to eat the grass that passes through the intestines without being fully digested.
The reason for this is that there is left-over undigested grass in the feces, and the elephants are said to have made a practical choice to eat the remaining grass.
In addition, elephant feces are rich in nutrients and contains lactobacillus that helps with digestion.
Because of this, baby elephants often eat their mother ‘s feces.
On the other hand, the contents of elephant feces are well known, and in recent years, there numerous places selling paper made out of elephant feces.
It is said that it is possible to make about 250 sheets of paper the size of newspapers from the feces of one elephant.
In the Maldives coffee is made from elephant feces are sold, which are worth about US $ 1,100 per kg of coffee beans.
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