An elephant never forgets to have fun! Baby elephants captured splashing together

Keeping cool when the temperature starts to rise isn’t always easy.

But these baby elephants knew exactly how to cool off when they splashed around each other at Chester Zoo.

Baby Bala and Hari, both two years old, enjoyed splashing and bathing together during one of the hottest July months on record.

Cooldown: Bala and Hari, both two years old, made sure they kept cool in the heat at Chester Zoo last week
Splashing around: They were filmed as they got a cool bath and water spray at the park in Upton by Chester

The pair were filmed as they slipped and played together in the cool water as the mercury hit 24C (75F) last week.

Bala even fell to his side while running headfirst under the waterfall before driving back and hitting the floor.

Will Condliffe, who works at the zoo, said: ‘Over time, we have built a wonderful relationship with the elephants here.’ We always enjoy watching newcomers grow from mischievous teenagers into strong adults.

‘It’s been great to see Bala and Hari grow up – especially to see them having so much fun in the process.

‘It won’t be long before they grow to be strong adults.’

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

Mischievous: Bala even falls to his side whilst running his head under the waterfall before diving under and hitting the floor
Hot: Temperatures reached 24C (75F) at the zoo last week where the elephants rolled about in the cold stream
Staff at the zoo expressed how much they enjoy watching the pair grow up and ‘having fun in the process
relaxing: The baby animals were enjoying it so much they kept slipping over as they tried to keep cool

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