Elephant Toilet

A series of pictures (click to enlarge) shows an elephant using an oversized toilet. Supposedly this potty-trained elephant, named Diew, lives in an elephant camp in Thailand. His handlers have taught him and a few other elephants to use flush toilets in order to cut down on the waste problem. Of course, it's hard to know if the elephant is really using the toilet, or if it's simply sitting down on it and then pulling a cord. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that these images first appeared in Bangkok's The Nation in January, and have been circulating around the internet ever since then. (via Image of the Day)


Posted on Sun Feb 27, 2005


Elephants are smart. I mean, they figured out how to go 'round and 'round in a little circle at Ringling Bros...I'm sure they can learn how to sit. (Though, as to whether or not they do their duties INTO that thing is a little unbelievable...I mean, how the hell would a BOY elephant be able to stand on his hind legs long enough to go??) 😊
Posted by Maegan  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:57 AM
I'm also dubious about whether the elephant could be trained to always go in the toilet. Maybe it'll go in there when the trainer tells it to go in there, but the rest of the time it probably goes wherever, as it's accustomed to doing. I think it's a gimmick they've dreamed up for tourists.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  08:41 AM
This reminds me of a book I once bought entitled, "Toilet Train Your Cat." My cat flunked the training, though.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  11:00 AM
Having once held third-row seats at a Ringling Bros. show, I can only wish they had PachyPotties back then. I don't know what was worse: the coconuts coming out of the elephants ot the clowns that scooped them up...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:36 PM
I thought that was funniest part. My husband's family is full of carnies...I've always been forced to go to the shows. I got a little bit of happiness watching them pick up huge poo.
Posted by Maegan  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  05:35 AM
Yes I have seen this on "Ripleys beleive it or not" tv show. They had live action video of it using the toilet.
Posted by Phil  on  Sun Mar 06, 2005  at  05:12 PM
I call that animal abuse. They shouldnt be forced to sit on concrete toilets. 😡
Posted by amal  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  12:24 PM
MUSLIMS should be treated like humans(i no that has notin to do wit dis but oh well)im 13 i go to uaf and im proud to be a MUSLIM. 😊
Posted by muslim/arabian princess/amal  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  12:27 PM
it is weird really weird and you suck HA! HA! HA!
Posted by purple haze  on  Sun Dec 04, 2005  at  11:43 AM
:lol: tiz klass made ez laff!
Posted by lauren  on  Wed Feb 08, 2006  at  02:31 AM
Ok, this is quite interesting, i guess they had live action video of it using the toilet.
Posted by rent a toilet  on  Tue Jan 08, 2008  at  12:09 PM
Well it must be true as you can now purchase
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It's organic and enviromently friendly just dail in the above to see numerous on line sites
seeling the stuff by the bucketload!
Posted by Lewis B Howells  on  Fri Sep 25, 2009  at  03:09 AM
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