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Bwoglines: Cow Friendship Is The Best Friendship

Cow bonding, elephant shit, and more in this Sunday’s Bwoglines!

Happening in the World:

In Mossel Bay, South Africa, two people have begun making gin using elephant dung as one of the major flavors.  Elephants often digest less than a third of the flowers and fruits that make up the majority of their diet, so their dung gives off the flavors and makes for a perfect infusion into the gin.  After the dirt and sand are removed from the dung, flowers, fruit, and bark remains are all that is left making the process quite sanitary.  The gin is now popular in tourist shops and is often purchased as a unique reminder of their time in Africa. (HuffPost)

Happening in the US:

After Hurricane Dorian, a September 6th Category 1 storm, many North Carolina animals were swept out to sea including three cows hailing from Cedar Island, North Carolina.  The cows were found about two miles off the coast on Core Island grazing together in the northern areas.  The cows’ owners are now trying to figure out how to get them safely home, but, in the meantime, it’s good they have some friends to make it through! (New York Times)

Happening in New York:

In the Bronx, Hunts Point Market is hosting its fifth annual “Hunts Point Gives Back” event where the famed market donates over 25,000 pounds of fresh food.  The produce is donated to local families in need for everyone to be able to have their own Thanksgiving dinner. (CBS New York)

Happening on Campus:

Support your peers in the Columbia University Wind Ensemble at their annual fall concert today, November 17th, from 11 to 12 pm in Roone Auditorium.  Tickets are free with a CUID and $5 general admission.

A Cow Clique via Public Doman Pictures

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