Va. Zoo holds elephant watermelon eating contest

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Who do you think would win a watermelon eating contest at the Virginia Zoo? Well, we found out this weekend.

Two massive African elephants and the zookeepers who care for them competed on Saturday at the elephant exhibit around 1 p.m. And the elephants won — they ate about nine watermelons, while the zookeepers ate about four and a half.

One of the elephants, Cita, has starred in movies, like “The Color Purple” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.”

Elephants are the world’s largest living land mammals.

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