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.