Grocery retailers hate binning out-of-date stock. But Belfast Spar retailers Martin and David Finlay have found a good home for past-it fruit, veg and bread.

It is snaffled by four Asian elephants at nearby Belfast Zoo, who have giant appetites and couldn't care less about use-by-dates.

Belfast Zoo curator Alyn Cairns said: "We spend £20,000 a year to feed our four ladies so help from local companies is always appreciated."