African elephant Buta at Noah's Ark zoo near Bristol
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First elephant arrives at Noah's Ark zoo in North Somerset

22 February 2014 Last updated at 15:00 GMT

A second elephant, Nissim, also from Knowsley, will follow shortly.

Up to 10 elephants may one day live at the zoo.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm said the new feature at its Wraxall site was the largest elephant habitat in Europe.

The habitat includes areas of woodland, grassland, mud wallows, and a bathing pool, sand yards and computer-automated winch feeders.

Fiona Lamdin reports.