Trunk Show! Baby Elephant Plays Soccer

05/30/2012 at 08:00 PM EDT

Trunk Show! Baby Elephant Plays Soccer
Donna the elephant
Steve Parsons/Landov
Let's kick it!

A young Asian elephant named Donna showed off her athletic prowess while playing with a soccer ball at England's ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Donna displays considerable dexterity when it comes to kicking the ball around, not only with her feet, but with her flexible trunk. Not bad for a 2-year-old!





Baby elephants are "very similar to young children," says Lee Sambrook, Whipsnade's assistant curator of elephants. "They like to play and run around and roughhouse. It gives us a great opportunity to just increase our bond with them, really."

London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in July – perhaps we'll be seeing Donna on the British team?



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