Baby elephants are playful and active children. They love to explore their surroundings and get a lot of fun with this. Just look at how these stout creatures play in the water and mud!
They knew they would get wet and dirty all over their bodies but couldn’t stop trying. Not only that, they couldn’t hide the happiness and excitement on their faces. Cute Overload!
Today’s post is also about these adorable animals. They dye themselves red after playing in dirty mud. But these calves don’t care how they look like. They are having a good time and this is what makes sense to them.
These baby elephants are orphans. They are part of a group of orphans living at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Ithumba. Their daily routines include visiting deep mud baths.
At the wildlife park, they can roll around in the muse their fends, and have the best time of the day. These calves look funny with dust and red mud covering their massive bodies. We, humans, can’t get enough of their cuteness and happy emotions.
“It’s funny to see them covered in red dust, some very funny – almost like clowns wearing make-up,” said environmental consultant Mick Baines.
Do you know what mud and dust on an elephant’s body are good for? They form a thick layer that protects the skin from the sun and insects.
Baines said the number of orphaned elephants in Ithumba is increasing due to habitat loss and poaching.
Orphaned elephants will be cared for at the park until they are strong enough to return to the wild.