The young Asian elephant “absolutely destroyed” her paddling pool during her birthday festivities

By People Staff
Updated July 21, 2010 11:45 AM

Even at just 1-year-old, Donna the elephant knows how to rage. One of nine elephants living at the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, Donna was given a baby pool to play in on Tuesday, her birthday, and “absolutely destroyed the paddling pool,” a zoo staffer told U.K.’s Mirror. “But she’s had a great morning. We see our celebrations can only be extended to elephant proof toys.”

Donna, the daughter of Kaylee (one of the 6 female elephants living at the zoo), weighed over 200 lbs. when she was born a year ago and will reach 6,000 lbs. when she’s fully grown. May we suggest an in-ground pool when she turns sixteen?