Zoo lets people make paper from elephant dung

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PRAGUE -- At first, their elephant dung was sold to gardeners as fertilizer. Now the Prague Zoo has come up with a new use for it: making paper. The zoo has joined forces with the country's hand paper mill in Velke Losiny to process the manure to be used in traditional paper-making techniques. Petr Foucek, a director from Velke Losiny, said the mill has made paper from all sorts of materials, but elephant dung "is something new for us."

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