Check out the lovely pics of Beth Allen with the gentle giants at Auckland Zoo.
|To help promote the Adopt an Animal programme at the zoo, Shortland Street stars Beth Allen (Brooke Freeman), Amanda Billing (Sarah Potts), Ido Drent (Daniel Potts) and Kimberley Crossman (Sophie MacKay) went to meet their adopted friends, the elephants Kashin and Burma.
They spent time in their company feeding & cleaning them – looks like a fun day was had!
There is an article about it on the Shortland Street site. Beth said the following:
“It was hilarious! Kashin was happy to lie there being washed by everyone (and being fed), while Burma was a bit more impatient. She kept trying to wander away and attempting to bribe me for more bananas.
“I would highly recommend a Zoom Encounter [a close up tour of the zoo] to anyone. I felt absolutely elated, with a huge amount of respect and admiration for these beautiful animals and the dedicated team who take care of them.”