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.
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.