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Elephants go gardening in Denmark

Elephants during the gardening experiment

This might seem odd, but elephants are being used to help with the gardening at a nature reserve in Denmark.

Apparently they're great at pulling out unwanted trees and bushes, without leaving big holes.

It's part of an experiment to see if the animals could work as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to machinery like tractors and diggers.

If it's a success, elephants will be called in help to maintain the Danish countryside for three months each year.