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Thursday
Aug012013

Baby Elephant Makes Big Splash in Tiny Kiddie Pool

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Everyone enjoys hitting the pool for a quick dip on a hot summer day, especially Belle, a 3-week-old baby Asian elephant at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas.

But there’s one slight problem. The bathing beauty needs an upgrade to her enclosure. She was born weighing 330 pounds and is growing by the day.

Belle loves her inflatable pool so much that even when her mother, Rasha, tried to dip her toes into the water, the baby wasn’t having it.

But not to worry.  The zoo’s staff members,  who call Belle’s favorite pastime “pachyderm pool time,” have ordered a bigger pool to make room for all the splishing and splashing her little heart can handle.

 

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