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To protect crops from elephants, farmers plant hot peppers

Fact - In Africa, to protect elephants from damaging their crops, farmers plant hot red pepper plants. This deters the large pachyderm hordes that can devastate on a field.
Pic Credits: © 2012 Phil Roeder | Peppers | CC BY-SA | Modified

In Africa, to protect elephants from damaging their crops, farmers plant hot red pepper plants. This deters the large pachyderm hordes that can devastate on a field.

Hot peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that is responsible for the “spiciness”. Elephants, like other mammals, are adversely affected by consuming peppers in large quantities.

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