Little Orphaned Elephants Find Their New Favorite Hobby. When People See What They Play With Their Keepers, They Can't Help But Smile

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October 02, 2017

It is always pleasant to discover new things about our animal friends. Often, we find that members of the animal kingdom enjoy some of the same activities that we do. Take, for instance, this group of orphaned elephant calves. They seem to discover a love for the game that their keepers enjoy playing. Football!

Now, to people in America, we call this pastime, soccer. But, especially for these tiny elephants, football is a much more appropriate name, I'd say. The playful calves spend a majority of their playtime, honing their football skills alongside their loving keepers.

On one extraordinary day, the football-loving elephants get to meet football-superstar, Yaya Toure. Needless to say, after that meeting, these tiny calves have even bigger football dreams than they did before. Every day, their skills grow, and they all have a back-heel pass that could rival the best of football players! The next time I want to see a football match, I will be sure to keep an eye out for these all-stars! Watch the video, below, to see the adorable football-lovers for yourself.

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