Saturday 24 February 2018

Watch the Queen feed an elephant a banana at Whipsnade Zoo

By Jessica Pitocchi

Donna the elephant went bananas for the treats from the Royals.

The Queen has spent the day feeding elephants as she opened a new centre at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

Donna the elephant seemed to enjoy her bananas which she swiftly swiped from the Monarch and Duke of Edinburgh’s hands with her trunk.

The brand new £2 million centre for elephant care will nurture nine Asian elephants with the Zoological Society of London’s expert elephant team.

The Royals got a special tour of the enclosure and spoke with Lee Sambrook, who possibly has the coolest job in the place as Head Elephant Keeper.

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