Elephant enjoys cool spray on hot day

VariousPublished: June 14, 2017Updated: June 15, 201715,886 views
Published: June 14, 2017Updated: June 15, 2017

Zookeepers come out to cool off the elephants on a hot summer day. This one in particular enjoys it so much, that it decides to lay down so that he can fully enjoy the leisure of this cold shower. How cute is that?!

Even though they are tropical animals, elephants actually can’t stand the heat of the sun. When they are not under the cover of thick trees in the wild, they go for a swim or spray themselves with water.

To be completely safe from the sun’s harmful rays, elephants are known to “bathe” in mud, which forms a crust on their skin that acts as a sunscreen. We’re not sure about the level of SPF in mud, but sure seems to work for the gentle giants.

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