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A QI'ish twist on QI's largest burrowiing animal tidbit

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1217281.  Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:05 am Reply with quote

Actually, the largest burrowing animal is the elephant. Certain caves in contain salt-rich minerals that attract elephants (and other wildlife). The elephants scrape the walls with their tusks to break loose chunks of these minerals which they then eat, thus digger the caves deeper with every year and generation.

1217497.  Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:36 am Reply with quote

I like that!

1217928.  Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:50 am Reply with quote

The elephants dig, but they don't burrow. That is, they don't live in the spaces they excavate.

They could be described as the largest miners in the world.


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