Located in Northern Thailand, The Elephant Nature Park is a sanctuary and rescue center that cares for a number of deserving elephants–including the group featured in this video below. In Thailand, temperatures can reach a blistering 101 degrees Fahrenheit and too cool down, elephants will turn to the mud for a refreshing sensation! The mud also acts as a natural sunscreen — protecting their skin from damaging sun rays.
However, mud time is not only for cooling off in the intense heat. It’s a time of socializing for the elephants and a time to have some pretty serious fun! Take a look and watch these playful elephants make their own mud puddles and some steep mud slides — making the very best out of a rainy day. We could learn a thing or two from these muddy elephants!
You can help bring more elephants to the Elephant Nature Park and other Asian elephant sanctuaries!
Watch the video below to see some elephants enjoying one of their favorite activities!
Mitchell Canh is a West Michigan resident and enjoys exploring the great outdoors. He lives by the Vietnamese proverb and his family's motto: "The good leaves protect the worn-out leaves." He hopes to protect the Earth and its inhabitants from climate change and pollution.