A video taken by Ranger Rul on the 2nd of December 2015 of an elephant bull grooming himself. The mud cools them down and is good for the skin. Ticks also gets trapped in the layer of mud covering the skin. Scratching on a tree after rolling in mud helps them to get rid of these irritating bloodsuckers. This video is a very good illustration of an elephant going through the whole grooming process. He also gave tracker Andries sitting on the tracker seat a bit of a scare which made me laugh as there are few things in life that can rattle his cage. A 5 ton elephant bull did the trick I see.
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