Watch This Adorable Elephant Find the Perfect Tree Trunk to Scratch a Massive Itch.

Cartoon, a 58-year-old Asian elephant, discovered the ultimate way to soothe an itch—by rubbing her entire body against a tree.

In a heartwarming video, Cartoon can be seen scratching thick mud off her arms and legs before rubbing her head against a branch.

Fiona Hardie captured the footage at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Southern Thailand.

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Watch the video at the end.

The video shows Cartoon lifting her front left leg to scratch her armpit, then sliding her entire body down the tree to reach her back portion. After scratching her leg, she turns around to rub behind her right ear.

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Cartoon, the Asian elephant found the best way to get at an itch was to scratch her head against a branch in Koh Samui, Southern Thailand. Source: Daily Mail
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She uses the tree to scratch behind her ear, rubbing her jaw against the bark to clean herself. Source: Daily Mail
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The 58-year-old, mud-covered elephant scratches her whole body against a tree in a hilarious way. Source: Daily Mail

With her mouth hanging open in apparent enjoyment, Cartoon scratches her head up and down before walking toward the camera. She rubs her head against a branch while scratching her back leg.

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The cartoon starts her scratching session by lifting her front leg up to relieve an itch in her armpit. Source: Daily Mail
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She slides her whole body down the trunk before doing the same with her hind legs, making sure not to miss a spot. Source: Daily Mail

Initially from Australia but now residing in Hong Kong, Fiona expressed joy in witnessing Cartoon’s blissful moment. She believes that elephants are aware of their circumstances and that Cartoon can be herself in the sanctuary, just as it should be.

Cartoon was rescued from a life of giving tourist rides and now enjoys her retirement at the sanctuary. Asian elephants can live up to 80 years, ensuring Cartoon has plenty of comfortable years ahead.

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Australian-born Fiona Hardie, who now lives in Hong Kong, took the video and says she loved seeing Cartoon act so naturally. Source: Daily Mail

Fiona also manages a Facebook page called “Elephant Stories with Fiona,” which shares her love for elephants as sentient beings. She hopes that by sharing videos like this, people can better understand and appreciate these magnificent animals.

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