Baby Elephant Wriggles And Splashes In Muddy Slip-N-Slide
At the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, mud baths are quite a treat for the rescued elephants. The sanctuary employees spray down the fields with water to create delightful mud pits for the elephants to play in.
Elephants have a natural inclination to wallow in the mud, as the slippery substance not only allows for ideal playtime conditions, but the mud also feels nice and cool on the elephants' skin, and acts as a refreshing barrier from the heat of their natural environment.
Nobody has a more raucous mud party than a group of elephants. One participant even throws a carefree trunkful of dirt over her head in celebration.
One of the young elephant calves is finding that she quite enjoys the mud. After all, nothing quite compares to wriggling around in a squidgy mud pit ... although gaining your footing in the middle of the slippery terrain can be a wee bit tricky.
But the little calf learns to embrace the muddy playtime, and pretty soon the pit has become her own personal slip-n-slide - because gracefulness has no place in playtime!
You can watch the full mud-bath session below: