One of the many activities in Mae Taeng Elephant Park, is the art of papermaking!
Our paper is made from elephant dung! Elephant dung does not smell bad and if it does, then it is an indication that the elephant is ill.
Normal paper is made from ‘chewed up’ fibres and that ios exactly what Elephant dung is ... chewed up fibers. The process is very simple and is also 100% ecologically friendly. Elephants have poor digestive systems and approximately 50% of what they eat comes out the other end! Therefore, the elephants are kindly completing the first stage of paper making for us, breaking up the vegetable matter and getting the fibres.
Elephants eat about 200 – 250 kg of food a day and from that we will get about 50 kg of dung. That will provide about 100 to 120 sheets of paper.
No chemicals are added during the process and it is 100% bacteria free.