It comes from dirty elephant toilet seats.
I'm guessing they get the semen the same way they get it from other large animals: electrically jolt their prostates.
And from those crazy elephant swinger parties, too. Just stay out of the hot tub. Seriously.
Oh my gosh! that link!
That elephant is totally trunking the other one!
The onlookers are funny too
How do people masturbate elephants?
Well, I think either Scientific American covered exactly how masturbating an elephant worked a few years back (complete with picture of necessary apparatus installed on elephant + 6 technicians to hold it and use it). I remember it taking a couple of hours.
Too lazy to search for the issue though; someone else not taking finals might have the time.
Sounds like a job for the Stranger Public Intern!
Well, that's how they get it from me.
I once had the good fortune to visit a donkey semen farm, and they would lead the boy donkey into a barn and show him a girl donkey in heat. Once he had an erection, the handlers led the boy donkey over to a dummy of a girl donkey (complete with an artifical vagina) and the boy donkey got up on her and had sex and then everything was neatly contained right there in the AV. Everybody wins.
Boy, they sure know how to take the romance out of it, don't they...
HO-kay, here's pictures of how they collect from a boar. NSFW.
More ace pictures, this time a bull (did you know that the "teaser" is usually a steer (castrated male), not a cow (female)? Them cow's're gay!
Alternate methods, including a picture of the electroejaculator probe (including one for ferrets): http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/reprod/semeneval/collection.html
"Sucessful electoejaculation of an animal demands skill. It is not simply a matter of punching buttons and turning knobs, but requires finesse in determining the proper timing and amplitude of pulses to apply to a given male".
That is sooooooooo gay.
If you want one, it's going to cost you. This one is $950 for the device, and the probes run up to $245, depending on whether you want the 1-inch (ram and goat) or the bull probe, 2.5 or 3 inch. Heh. God knows what size an elephant uses.
there should be no elephants in a zoo.
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