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In a jungle forest in North-East India, the native people are trying to lessen the impact of the destruction of their habitat caused by heavy logging by harnessing the raw power of one of nature’s mightiest animals – the elephant. Using elephants to carry logs over hills and across rivers provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to the industrial logging machines.
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16 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

Examples of where machines have replaced the work of animals could be given, and then the concept of animals now replacing the work of machines. Students could design a poster promoting the power of animals, or write about examples where an animal could replace a task a machine did. A poster could be designed promoting the power of animals, using the example in the clip - the poster could cover environmental, social and physical advantages for the use of elephants.

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