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Using chili bombs to protect both elephants and farmers

WUPARO CONSERVANCY :: NAMIBIA

You don’t have to see the elephants coming through Namibia’s Wuparo Conservancy to know that there are a lot—the dried dung on the ground is evidence enough. That often means trouble for Wuparo’s farmers, who frequently have to protect their crops from these hungry foragers. One of the best tools they have: “chili bombs,” made from the elephant’s own droppings.

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