Six-ton elephant helps romantic boyfriend propose to lover during zoo trip

Engaged: Oliver Thompson and Emma Morgan, with Marcella the elephant, who helped the proposal
Engaged: Oliver Thompson and Emma Morgan, with Marcella the elephant, who helped the proposal

2007-12-27 - Blackpool, United Kingdom , LIZ HULL

It was a marriage proposal guaranteed to stick in Emma Morgan's memory - since it was delivered by a six-ton Asian elephant. Her boyfriend Oliver Thompson persuaded zoo bosses to let him use one of their animals to help him pop the question. Fortunately, the 23-year-old didn't hesitate to say Yes when the chosen pachyderm, named Marcella, extended its trunk and handed her a ribbon with a ring attached. Miss Morgan, an optical assistant, said yesterday that she was surprised but delighted when th...

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