Two baby elephants at Chester Zoo die after contracting virus

Nandita Hi Way, aged 3, and Aayu Hi Way, aged 18 months, died two weeks ago at Chester Zoo after contracting a deadly virus.

A team of vets carried out ‘groundbreaking’ blood transfusion in a bid to save the pair.

Footage captured on June 17 shows the baby calves happily playing together days before catching the virus.

‘’The disease is carried by both captive and wild elephants is mostly fatal, but Chester zoo still tried everything they could to save them, including blood transfusion. I hope the other calves in the herd are going to be OK. In memory of Aayu and Nandita this video. My thoughts are with the keepers that did everything they could,’’ the filmer said.