Since being crowned, Queen Elizabeth II has experienced things that she could surely only have dreamt of, and the moment that this curious giant stomped towards her has to be one of them. After all, she held out the banana in her hand, and, in answer, the elephant extended its trunk.
In 1931 a zoo called Whipsnade Wild Animal Park opened in Bedfordshire, England. Since then, it has fallen under the ownership of a charity called the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and it’s now known as the ZLS Whipsnade Zoo. But it’s much more than just a zoo.
In fact, ZSL is a charity that provides conservation facilities for animals, and it was the opening of one of these facilities that led to this particular royal visit. To be more precise, the reason why these very important visitors were there on that day was the addition of a new elephant center.