Elephant filmed wandering around a hotel in Sri Lanka

Darren Richman
Monday 20 January 2020 13:30
Natta Kota caught in the act at the hotel(Twitter)

A wild elephant has been filmed wandering around a hotel in Sri Lanka in the most extraordinary viral video of recent times.

Twitter user @upidaisy originally shared the footage with the words:

Woke up to a text from my mom about how a wild elephant went into a Sri Lankan hotel and gently wandered around while poking stuff with his trunk.

We can only assume that those staying in the hotel ignored the elephant in the room.

Incredibly, the elephant, named Natta Kota, is actually a regular visitor to the Jetwing Yala Hotel on the island. The hotel shared footage of the elephant in the hotel a few months ago, but warned:

Please note that though he is a regular visitor to our hotels, Natta Kota is still very much a wild elephant and we at Jetwing would have him remain as such. While it is exciting and memorable to encounter wild animals in and around our hotels, we humbly request that guests respect their space and maintain a healthy distance at all times. Please avoid feeding the animals and refrain from using flash photography.

This magnificent news was enjoyed by people on Twitter.

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