Baby Elephant, Navann, Plays In A Mud Pit And Swims In A River
Baby elephant Navann here is just having the time of his life. No cares, no worries, he's just a little kid and wants to play in some mud.
The energetic pachyderm does more slipping and sliding than actual standing in those mud baths but seems to be living by the Hakuna Matata school of thought.
Navann lives with his mom and nanny at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand.
Aside from looking incredibly fun, mud baths serve a critical purpose for elephants. Under the harsh, sun the heat and UV radiation can be deadly. Romping around in mud not only cools them down, but provides a protective layer to shield their body from the sun’s rays. Since elephant hair is fairly sparse on their bodies, they actually can get sunburnt; especially young elephants with sensitive skin.