Raunchy rapper Peaches has softened her tough-girl image to express her commitment to the welfare of an elephant, who is also her namesake.

The F*** THE PAIN AWAY rapper has written to LINCOLN PARK ZOO in Chicago, Illinois to request they allow PEACHES the elephant - along with her fellow aging pachyderms TATIMA and WANKIE - to retire to a sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee as the climate during Chicago's winter gets especially harsh.

She writes, "At the sanctuary they could rest, recuperate and live the rest of their days in peace and dignity with other African elephants."

29/06/2004 09:10