Baby Elizabeth knew exactly what to do with her first birthday present - a new football.
And now the half-ton youngster is at her happiest running down the wing controlling the ball with her trunk.
In fact, Elizabeth has so much fun running around playing football that she rarely allows the other herd members – or indeed, her zookeepers – a chance to take the ball off her.
She was born just before Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations last year, and can be seen in the herd’s brand new Centre for Elephant Care, which was opened by HM The Queen in April.
Elizabeth has certainly impressed other members of her nine-strong Asian elephant herd at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.