Drunkards Of The Week


It is not just our yoof who are prone to go on benders as this story from Singita Kruger National park in South Africa reveals.

The gang of adolescent elephants became tipsy after eating quantities of the ripened fruit of the marula tree. The fruits which ripen between December and March have a light yellow skin with white flesh and are rich in Vitamin C. Apparently, they have eight times the amount of the vitamin than does an orange. They are succulent, tart with a strong and distinctive flavour and are a constituent of the liqueur Amarula.

The added attraction to the fruit is that eaten in copious quantities they can have an intoxicating effect on large animals.

Good to see them letting their hair down!


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