Woburn Safari Park elephant calf beats deadly virus

Tarli the elephant enjoying life at Woburn Safari Park. Credit: Woburn Safari Park.

An elephant at Bedfordshire's Woburn Safari Park has beaten the odds to overcome a deadly virus.

Three-year-old Asian elephant Tarli developed an aggressive Ebola-like disease.

It targets the youngest members of the herd and is fatal in 80% of cases.

Vets spotted the infection in a blood test and, after responding well to treatment, she's now been given the all clear.

There are five Asian Elephants living at Woburn Safari Park, including four females - Yu-Zin, Damini, Chandrika and Tarli - and one male, Raja.

Damini, Chandrika and Raja came from West Bengal in India in 1997 and Yu-Zin came from Holland in 2010.