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.