Baby Elephant in Pool: Video Newborn Belle Goes Viral

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A baby elephant in a pool became this week’s viral video sensation.

The Asian elephant, named Belle, splashed around in a kiddie pool with her mother at the Fort Worth Zoo. The elephant was born early last month.

“The Asian elephant exhibit has a 3,200-gallon pool that the adult elephants often utilize, so keepers provided Belle with a safer, smaller-sized pool for her to play in,” Fort Worth Zoo spokesperson Katie Giangreco told the “Today” show website.

Zoo officials told The Associated Press on Aug. 1 that they added the pool for Belle’s enjoyment.

Belle is the second Asian elephant to be born at the zoo since it opened more than a century ago.

Zoo spokesperson Katie Giangreco described the 330-pound baby elephant “is curious and full of personality, learning new things every day, learning what her trunk is for, learning to use her legs,” according to AP.