The Songkran festival sees elephants and humans splashing and spraying each other with water.
Many were mistreated in their earlier lives as circus performers, television actors and domestic pets.
Hertha seemed happy with the choice, enthusiastically chasing her own personalised football.
The cubs are named Mawar, Tengah Malam and Pemanah – Rose, Midnight and Archer in Indonesian.
There are only 38,000 Asian Elephants left in the world, so the birth of a female calf at a Belgian zoo is an important event for the conservation of the species.
A Russian Arctic archipelago has been on high alert since Saturday over an "invasion" of polar bears in the main settlement.
A snake covered with hundreds of ticks was saved by snake catchers in Australia
The two men leapt off the train and carefully shovelled snow from around the chamois until it could pull itself out and make its way to a forest.
The dog, named Marci, ventured onto the frozen lake but became trapped on a patch of very thin ice.
A rare 'Dumbo' octopus was spotted by scientists during a deep-sea research dive done by their unmanned robotic submersible off the coast of California.