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A kind-hearted homeowner kept a baby elephant in her back yard for months during the Second World War because zookeepers feared the animal would be killed in a bombing raid.

The Afronauts by Cristina de Middel

Dixie the elephant from Whipsnade Zoo performs part of her repertoire learnt with Bostock's Circus with her keeper George Braham. 8th February 1932.

A villager offers flowers to a female adult elephant lying dead in a paddy field in Panbari village, India. The elephant was hit by a train and killed while crossing railway tracks with a herd of wild Asiatic elephants.