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(Undated)  —  A greeting card maker in India is getting a little help from local elephants for his next batch of Valentine’s Day cards.  According to Orange News, Vijender Shekhawat and his company Haathi Chaap — which means Elephant Stamp — will use 30-tons of the animal’s feces every month to make a special paper from the grass and leaf fibres in the droppings.  Shekhawat explains that 40-percent of everything that goes through an elephant’s gastrointestinal tract comes out untouched.  But it is softened and pre-pulped, which he says makes fantastic paper when pressed and processes.  And he assures any potential customers that their products smell “as sweet as any other Valentine’s Day cards on the market.” 

Patrick Trevellyan 

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Metro Networks Inc.

08-07-2012 00:13:35

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