David’s Been Here is on the road between Colombo and Kandy, stopping off in the town of Pinnawala. In this town you can find the amazing Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which takes in deserted young elephants, raises them and prepares them for a normal adulthood.
Before entering the orphanage, David tours the area outside and learns about the fascinating process of making paper products out of elephant dung. From cooking and preparing to dying and drying, David learns how the locals make the most out of their surplus of this massive animal’s waste.
Watch as the dung turns into greeting cards, bookmarks, paper products and even mini statues through this amazing, resourceful process. Continue onto the orphanage with David, and check out the DBH Guide: Kandy for all you need to know on this Pinnawala attraction.
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