An Elephant In A League of Her Own
Is not only humans who can enjoy a game of soccer (football), if that was your thought then think again. An African elephant is proving a league champion for her special ability to keep her keepers on their toes, may be it the elephants way of telling her keepers to get serious at work than being lazy, just may be.
Fifteen-year-old Latabe is so adept at dribbling a football she is more than a match for her keeper at West Midland Safari Park in Worcestershire.
Keeper Lewis Hodson, 23, is passionate about football and the pair first started to kick a ball around during playtime four weeks ago.
A park spokesman said: "There is little doubt that Latabe is honing her footy skills to perfection and seems to enjoy every minute that she is on the pitch.
"But while Latabe has added a few noughts to her transfer fee, she is staying where she is - at West Midland Safari Park."
The park is home to three elephants, which were all rescued from an elephant orphanage in 1998.
'Five' is the artistic talent among the trio, while 'Jack' likes to help with heavy duties such as pulling vehicles.
Latabe has surprised everyone with her rather unladylike pastime.