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Safari Park names baby elephant after Stephen Sutton

Staff at West Midlands Safari Park have named a baby elephant in Stephen Sutton's honour, after conducting a poll on social media.

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Baby elephant named 'Sutton' in Stephen's honour

Staff at West Midlands Safari Park have named a baby elephant in Stephen Sutton's honour, after conducting a poll on social media.

A 5-week-old baby elephant has been named 'Sutton' after the heroic cancer victim Credit: West Midlands Safari Park

The 5-week-old calf already weighs 130kg and is the the first baby elephant to be born at West Midland Safari Park in its 41-year history.

To mark the event, staff decided to launch an online competition to decide on a name.

Perhaps owing to the image of Stephen hugging the calf's mother 'Five' back in January - as one of his bucket list wishes to 'hug an animal bigger than me' - there were around 2,000 suggestions each for the names 'Stephen' and 'Sutton'.

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