an elephant eat on a typical day? Layang-Layang, an
elephant at London Zoo, has a good appetite. Her keeper describes
what she ate yesterday. "Breakfast consisted of a kilo of dog
biscuits mixed with 750g of dried horse food with extra vitamins, hay,
bread, bananas, apples, oranges, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. Zoo food
is always of a high standard!
the morning the daily supply of branches is delivered. Layang-Layang
is particularly fond of cherry and apple, so she was given four
big bundles. She chewed the twiggy bits and used the rest
as toys. Lunch was another kilo of dog biscuits, more bread, vegetables
and fruit. Most of this comes from local supermarkets who give us stock
that otherwise they would throw away. After lunch she ate
more branches. We have to make sure she doesn't run out of these."