Three zoo workers have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to animals in their care.
CCTV recordings from the elephants enclosure showed two of them being beaten.
The three male members of staff were immediately sacked, and the incidents reported to Leicestershire police.
More top news
Any remaining showers will soon clear leaving a dry night.
Early evening sunshine in places but, overnight, mist and low clod will move back in from the east, giving fog and drizzle in places.
Visibility will be poor again overnight and tomorrow with mist and fog rolling in from the North Sea. However it is also warming up!