Getting an Elephant in the family way is hard enough, but a nine-year-old Asian elephant has found herself in that position and has sparked off major rows in the zoological world. Many accusing the Australian Zoo of underage sex!
The pregnant pachyderm called, Thong Dee, is too young to fall pregnant, Animal rights groups say that the zoo is "irresponsible" in letting it happen.
The Head keeper at Taronga Zoo, Johnny Morris said that they took expert advice and acted on this.
"We had all the male Elephants fitted with heavy-duty condoms. They were brought in by road train over ten months ago and still one of the blighters got up the duff. Have you seen how big they are? Bloody huge! We did hear a loud moaning sound coming from the elephant house. At first we thought it was 'Old Bruce' 'avin' a go at the sheep, and thought no more of it. But after thirty minutes, our suspicions were aroused and we found one of our bulls having the ride of his life - sweat pouring off his didgeridoo!"
Rufus Harris (Rolf's brother) zoo manager said:
"I guess the rubber broke and there is no way we should be held responsible. We shall be taking legal action against the condom manufacturer."