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Jumbo poop helps French switch to green power in climate challenge

The Beauval zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher. At the zoo, the elephant house sports an array of solar panels and palm oil has been banned from its restaurants' frying pans.


IN the elephant paddock at the Beauval Zoo, Limbo is doing his bit for France's ambitions in green energy.

The most prolific dung producer at the family-owned zoo in central France, the grey African elephant, as tall as a bus, churns out 100 kilogrammes of excrement a day.