The Elephant and the Queen: A Tale of Cuteness Overload
Meet Donna, the elephant who stole Queen Elizabeth’s heart bananas.
You guys, the Queen of England recently visited the Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, England. She met all nine of the park's elephants, including the herd's newest addition, Elizabeth, an eight-month-old baby calf aptly named after the Zoo's VIP visitor. While Elizabeth (the elephant) splashed and played with her momma, the Queen spent most of her time entertaining an exuberant seven-year-old elephant named Donna.
Prince Charles and the Queen took turns feeding the large mammal bananas (and by feed, we mean Donna snatched it out of the Queen’s hands and proceeded to nom). The trio shared a brief giggle before the audience erupted into a well-deserved round of applause.
Zoo officials claim Donna the elephant was "thrilled" following her encounter with the Queen, and (we have to admit) it shows. Just look at that adorable side smirk!
Donna, you ham.