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Luk Chai is learning the art of eating pineapple tops as he gradually discovers that they’re not playthings but something to eat.

He was out in the elephant paddock today copying how mum and the aunts prepare their pineapple greens to eat. He deliberately pinned the pineapple top to the ground with his foot and skilfully used his trunk to try and tear off the tough leaves.

He hasn’t quite mastered the art of ripping the leaves off yet, but it won’t be long until his coordination and strength improves to the point where he'll soon be able to eat the leaves.

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