Elephants need minerals and one place where elephants go to get these minerals are the caves of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano, in Kenya. In one place in particular on the flanks of Mount Elgon there are volcanic deposits that contains an abundance of salts. For centuries elephants have visited this salt rich cave, boldly venturing into its depths along a long and winding passage way where no natural light can penetrate. This doesn't seem to pose a problem to the elephants seeing as they tend to enter the cave at night. The elephants move with caution through the cave in total darkness, each footstep carefully placed as the elephants search out a foothold, negotiating their way over and around rocks and boulders, the positions and locations of which are remembered from previous visits to the cave. Once the elephants reach the far end of the passage, they use their tusks to gouge out lumps of the sandy rock from the rock face which they then pick up from at their feet with their trunks, transferring the mineral rich deposits into their mouths which they then grind and crunch up with their molars. Although young elephant calves join their mothers in the cave, they choose to play around as they explore the darkness of the passage way rather than consume the minerals on offer, perhaps because they haven't yet developed a taste for salt. However, it is vastly important that these young pachyderms enter the cave, thus familiarizing themselves with the route to take to get to the essential source of minerals in later life and thus maintaining this centuries old elephant tradition. It is widely believed these mineral rich caves were mined and dug out by generations of elephants over the centuries, digging deeper and deeper into the darkness, following a mineral rich seam that is so essential to the elephants survival.
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SUCCES [English below]Het eenvoudige aan het concept van TechTeach is dat er geen volgorde is in de sessies. Je kunt dus op elk gewenst moment beginnen en komen wanneer het jou schikt. Dat bleek succesvol toen we gister weer een deelnemer uit december terugzagen :-) ⬇️ What’s so simple about the TechTeach concept is that there is no sequence to the sessions. This means that anyone can start at any moment and just come whenever they feel is suitable. This appeared to be a succes, because last night one of the participants of december returned :-)