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.

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Role Contributor
NarratorDavid Attenborough
NarratorCynthia Moss
DirectorMartyn Colbeck
ProducerMarion Zunz
WriterDavid Attenborough
WriterCynthia Moss

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