Play time for elephants

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 January 2017

One of Noah's Ark's elephants playing with the new wobble-pole.

One of Noah's Ark's elephants playing with the new wobble-pole.

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Elephants at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall have been given a new toy to keep them entertained.

Janu and M’Changa were keen to investigate the wooden wobble pole in their sand field.

Using their strength, the pair pushed and shoved it and it was soon snapped by Janu,

Zoo owner Anthony Bush said: “These are fascinating natural behaviours to watch, the elephants using their instincts to investigate objects in their environment, which very few people in the world get to see.

“Displaying these behaviours shows that the elephants are not bored, we work hard to keep them active and monitor them carefully to ensure there aren’t signs of stereotypical behaviour.”

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