Hollywood beauties Cameron Diaz and reality TV star Paris Hilton are teaming up to help an African elephant retire in style.

FLORA, 21, has been the star of her own travelling CIRCUS FLORA since leaving Africa after poachers killed her mother for ivory when she was just three and is currently residing in a temporary home at MIAMI ZOO in Florida.

Diaz, Hilton, Christina Applegate, Hilary Duff and Shannon Elizabeth have raised $70,000 (GBP36,842) towards the $200,000 (GBP105,263) needed to fund Flora's retirement at the ELEPHANT SANCTUARY in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

The actresses have been sporting t-shirts sporting a photo of the cute mammals.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star Diaz is so enamoured with Flora, she reportedly sleeps with a framed photo of the creature beside her bed.

Flora's publicist CASSANDRE LA FRANCE says, "They automatically clicked because they're both entertainers."

02/03/2004 10:19