The real World Cup is in Brazil, but the Elephant World Cup is also happening right now at a sanctuary in Kenya…

Filmed at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, a team of elephants faced off against several keepers at the nursery and Yaya Toure, a midfielder for the Ivory Coast national team and competitor in the current international competition.

The sanctuary is dedicated to protecting endangered species in Africa, particularly elephants and rhinos… and training them to be professional athletes!

The animals were into it for the most part; they kicked, passed, and charged for the ball, but after while, they were over all the exercise…

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They said it’s way more fun watching the World Cup.