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I've got my trunks! Max the elephant makes the most of his new paddling pool

Max was born in October. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

It took him a little time to take the plunge, but little Max the elephant was soon happily splashing around in his new paddling pool - even if he did struggle to keep his balance.

The newest member of the herd at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire loves a bath so much, his keepers decided to get him a pool all to himself.

But with so many people watching, 10-month-old Max was a little reluctant to jump in at first.

Max loses his balance.

When he finally did take the plunge, he found it a little slippery at times, but was clearly enjoying himself - until one of the grown ups decided to spoil his fun...

An older member of the herd decides to have some fun of his own. Credit: ITV News Anglia.