Baby Elephants Caught on Camera Having a Blast at Chester Zoo

Staying cool during hot weather can be challenging, but two baby elephants at Chester Zoo seem to have it figured out.

Bala and Hari, both aged two, were spotted having a blast together as they enjoyed a refreshing water spray and bath during one of the hottest Julys on record.

The playful pair were captured on film slipping and sliding in the cool water as temperatures reached 24C (75F) last week.

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Bala was even seen running his head under a waterfall, falling to his side before diving under and hitting the floor.

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Cooldown: Bala and Hari, both two years old, made sure they kept cool in the heat at Chester Zoo last week. Source: Daily Mail

Will Condliffe, a staff member at Chester Zoo, shared his joy in witnessing the elephants’ growth and development.

“We’ve built a fantastic relationship with the elephants here,” he said. “We always delight in watching newcomers develop from mischievous teenagers into mighty adults.

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It’s great to see Bala and Hari grow up, particularly seeing them having so much fun in the process. It won’t be long before they become big, strong adults.”

Born in January 2013 to mother Sithami, Bala is the youngest elephant at Chester Zoo, while Hari arrived just a few months earlier, in November 2012, to mother Sundara.

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Splashing around: They were filmed as they got a cool bath and water spray at the park in Upton by Chester. Source: Daily Mail
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Mischievous: Bala even falls to his side whilst running his head under the waterfall before diving under and hitting the floor. Source: Daily Mail
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Hot: Temperatures reached 24C (75F) at the zoo last week, where the elephants rolled about in the cold stream. Source: Daily Mail
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Staff at the zoo expressed how much they enjoy watching the pair grow up and ‘having fun in the process. Source: Daily Mail
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relaxing: The baby animals enjoyed it so much that they kept slipping over as they tried to keep cool. Source: Daily Mail

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