And, we can only assume that their rain dance encouraged the heavens to open up. At first, perhaps stunned, the elephants left the water.
Just one lone bather remained, enjoying his bath.
But soon enough, everyone was back in the water.
Even the little guys.
Many of the animals at Elephant Nature Park have been rescued from life in trekking camps, where they would give tourists rides, often developing back and foot conditions. They are often taken from the wild as young calfs and beaten with sticks to make them behave. See this page for more information about trekking camps and responsible elephant tourism.