By Josie  January 6th, 2024

Clumsy Baby Elephant Loves His First Bath 

Baby elephants look adorable whatever they do. As it turns out though, they’re especially adorable when taking a bath.

Who can resist this chunky and clumsy baby elephant having the first bath of his life?

This day is a good day for this elephant: it’s being treated to its first bath in a bathtub ever!

The Footage

By the looks of it, he has the time of his life. He repeatedly gets out just to be able to jump in again and blows bubbles with its trunk.

Baby elephants are especially known for their playful nature - this behavior is crucial for their physical and cognitive development.

The Playful Antics of Baby Elephants

In the wild, these playful activities include mock fighting, chasing, and, as seen in the video, water play.

These actions help the calves build muscles, coordination, and social bonds. In other words, playtime is one of the most important activities of the day!

Elephants have a deep affinity for water, a trait vividly displayed by this baby elephant having his first bath ever.

Elephants' Love For Water

Elephants use water for cooling off, as their large bodies and small surface-to-area ratio make temperature regulation challenging.

Water also plays a role in their social interactions, serving as a medium for play, bonding, and even a form of communication through splashes and ripples.

Contrary to their massive size, elephants are surprisingly good swimmers - they can move through water with ease.

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