MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:49:27 +0000 The fruity, earthy gin infused with elephant dung http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7496c1d7ffca412ebfe31d12a22395ad A South African gin is infused with elephant dung, and the couple that makes it says it's often a hit with tourists. (Nov. 12) 7496c1d7ffca412ebfe31d12a22395ad Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:56:20 +0000 SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS/ADRIAN KRIESCH Mossel Bay, South Africa - 21/22 October 2019 ADRIAN KRIESCH - AP CLIENTS ONLYMossel Bay, South Africa - 22 October 20191. AERIAL of elephants grazing in game reserveGRAPHIC: MOSSEL BAYGRAPHIC: These African elephants are grazing at South Africa's Botlierskop game reserve.ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLYMossel Bay, South Africa – 21 October 20192. Various of elephants grazing in game reserveGRAPHIC: Once they digest and excrete their food3. Various of Les and Paula Ansley collecting elephant dungGRAPHIC: Les and Laura Ansley go around the reserve collecting the dung.GRAPHIC: The Ansley's use this dung for a surprising and profitable purpose…GRAPHIC: as a a flavouring for their own brand of craft gin. 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Les Ansley, creator of Indlovu Gin: (OVERLAID WITH TRANSCRIPT)"The elephants are an amazing creature. They have such a varied diet of fruits and barks and leaves and flowers. And yet they digest so little of it. So they only digest about 30 percent of what they eat. 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Les Ansley, creator of Indlovu Gin: (OVERLAID WITH TRANSCRIPT)"And as a consequence, in the elephant dung, you get the most amazing variety of these botanicals. 6. Various of Les and Paula Ansley collecting elephant dungGRAPHIC: Paula came up with the idea afterGRAPHIC: the elephants digestive process was described to them by a wildlife ranger.7. Various of people at a gin tasting at Botlierskop Game ReserveGRAPHIC: The gin is named 'Indolvu'GRAPHIC:  which means 'elephant' in the Zulu language.8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jade Badenhorst, game reserve guest: (OVERLAID WITH TRANSCRIPT)"I must say in the beginning, you think it's elephant dung, you are like 'Do I want to do? Do I not?' But then when you taste it, well, you taste the dung, but it brings up all the nice, nice taste of the plant. So, it's really nice. Interesting and surprisingly very good."9. Mid of people at a gin tasting at Botlierskop Game ReserveGRAPHIC: 'Indlovu' gin is already a big hit in South Africa's game lodges10. Various of elephants grazingGRAPHIC: where happy tourists are toasting "bottoms up!" to African elephants.STORYLINE::The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung say their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick. The creators of Indlovu Gin stumbled across the idea a year ago after learning that elephants eat a variety of fruits and flowers but only digest less than a third of it. Once the animals digest and excrete their food, Les and Paula Ansley go around the reserve collecting the dung. The Ansleys are the creators of a gin that is flavoured using the elephants' droppings.They collect the dung themselves, using their bare hands.They described the gin's flavour as one that changes subtly with the seasons and location.They decided to name the gin Indlovu, which means elephant in the Zulu language. A bottle sells for around 500 rand, or about $32.The gin is often a hit with tourists seeking a unique souvenir and a story to tell when they return home, the couple say. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A South African gin is infused with elephant dung, and the couple that makes it says it's often a hit with tourists. (Nov. 12) The fruity, earthy gin infused with elephant dung