Hilarious video shows two-year-old elephant wowing crowds with her football skills before Euro 2012

With Euro 2012 less than a fortnight away, England's footballers are doing all they can to impress before the big kick-off.

And judging by this hilarious video, it seems a two-year-old elephant called Donna has many of the ball skills that England coach Roy Hodgson is looking for.

The playful Asian elephant, one of the star attractions at Whipsnade Zoo, entertained crowds of tourists as she pelted a giant football about her paddock.

Her impressive display of ball control included heading, passing between her feet and a nifty step-over.

She even managed a cheeky backheel before eventually falling into a heap on the floor at the final whistle.

Stefan Groeneveld, senior keeper at the zoo in Bedfordshire, said animals enjoyed taking part in ball exercises.

He said: 'The elephants love playing with their pilates balls and also a huge football which we have for them, especially two-year-old Donna.

'It's brilliant exercise for them, especially now the weather is nice and they're outside all the time.

'They can often be seen having a kick-about in the paddock on their own or with their keepers.

'Donna particularly loves playing football and is very skilful - she can do back-kicks and has a good aim.'

Donna is one of nine elephants who share a seven-acre are at the zoo, which includes a large grass paddock and two houses.

They also have three pools and mud wallows to play in.

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Source : dailymail


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