Baby elephant kept as pet to save her from WW2 blitz

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A kind-hearted homeowner kept a baby elephant in her back yard for months during the Second World War because zookeepers feared the animal would be killed in a bombing raid, it has been revealed.

Sheila lived at Belfast Zoo until she was moved to her unusual home in 1941 as the city underwent the so-called Belfast Blitz.

She was one of the lucky ones at the zoo, in the north of the city.

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