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Elephants Can Tell Jokes

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At the age of 22 John Barrett went to Burma to work for a firm extracting teak from vast remote areas of forest. Teams of elephants were essential to the operation, and by working with them John Barrett developed a respect and affection for elephants which he has never lost.
In this programme he reminisces with Dilys Breese about these lovable and intelligent animals, and how they lived and worked in the forest.
' Elephants are remarkable animals,' says John. ' Other animals can laugh at jokes, but elephants can tell jokes.' Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol

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Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: John Barrett
Unknown: Dilys Breese
Producer: Dilys Breese

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Elephants Can Tell Jokes

BBC Radio 4 FM, 30 December 1977 10.05






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