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Leftovers

Duration: 00:38

Though they usually abandon the habit after a few months, young elephant Ella seems reluctant to give up eating dung. As vegetarians, elephants don't digest all they can from their food. More nutrients can be extracted in a second pass, as well as vital digestive flora, so the dung eating habit of the youngsters makes a lot of sense.

Available since: Wed 4 Aug 2010

Credits

Narrator
David Attenborough
Narrator
Cynthia Moss
Director
Martyn Colbeck
Producer
Marion Zunz
Writer
David Attenborough
Writer
Cynthia Moss

This clip is from

Natural World 1992-1993, Echo of the Elephants

Award-winning film about about Echo the elephant in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

First broadcast: 30 Aug 2007

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