Cute Baby Elephants Play Football With Keepers In Orphanage

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 6, 2016444 views
Published: December 6, 2016

WITH their back-heel tricks and ability to slow a game down in an instant, these footballing 'Pele-phants' are in love with the beautiful game. The orphan elephants play football as part of their playtime at a specialist nursery in Nairobi, Kenya. And some are now even to perform minor tricks with the ball, according to Julius Letoiya, staff keeper at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust facility. But this isn't the orphan's only brush with football, having previously met superstar Man City midfielder Yaya Toure last year. And by the looks of things, his talents might have just have rubbed off.

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