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.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.