Danish PM bursts into laughter explaining state purchase of elephants and a camel

Newly-elected Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s report proved parliamentary meetings can be far from boring when the session was interrupted with MPs incessantly laughing over the government’s purchase of elephants and a camel from a circus company. The transaction was carried out as a step towards a complete ban on the use wild animals in exhibitions and shows. Elephants Ramboline, Lara, Djunga and Jenny were bought for 11 million Danish kroner. But an unforeseen circumstance was then revealed – Ramboline could not be separated from her best friend, Ali the camel. “We received important information that it would be wrong to separate Ramboline and Ali,” said Prime Minister Frederiksen. “That’s why we actually got Ali,” she finished, as MPs were laughing unanimously.

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