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04 21/04/2011

We're Hot on Keeping Animals Cool

Temperatures may be soaring but our herd of Asian elephants are keeping cool with their daily splash time.

Our keepers have been busy hosing down the elephants twice a day - ensuring they stay comfortable in the sun with a cooling shower.

With the recent warm weather conditions our Keepers have been providing refreshments for many of the animals, most notably the elephants.

Elephants just love playing with water, so hosing them down and encouraging them to play in the pool is a fun enrichment activity for all of the herd.

But it’s our two babies - Nayan and Jamilah – who have certainly been making the biggest splash.

 

Elephants Splashing in Water at Chester Zoo

 

Elephants Being Hosed Down at Chester Zoo

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