Apparently, elephant poo coffee isn’t shit

If you like your coffee strong with plenty of nose, then Thailand could be your ideal destination, after a blend made from elephant dung was put on sale by an upmarket hotel chain. The Black Ivory blend, made from coffee beans digested and excreted by Thai elephants, is billed as producing a particularly smooth cup. … [Read the full story]

Elephant dung powers lights at a zoo

At the Munich Zoo you can watch the courtship rituals of the banded mongoose, hear the morning song of the scarlet ibis or visit the Indian elephants, who help help keep the lights on with electricity generated from their dung. They can do this because Munich Zoo has harnessed “poo power,” energy stored in animal … [Read the full story]