Elephants swimming

A video taken by Eric of a herd of elephants swimming at Ngala dam on the 11th of December. We have been suffering from a heatwave and drought conditions throughout South Africa. Regulating your core body temperature under such conditions can be very difficult for the world’s largest land mammal and going for a swim to cool down during the midday heat seems to be the logical thing to do. Elephants love water and are surprisingly good swimmers. One should not try and project human emotion onto animals, but it is very difficult not to observe the delight and pleasure that elephants derive from this activity. Blessed are those of us who have been in the presence of a herd of elephants while they frolicked and splashed around in water as it reminds one how nice it is to take pleasure in the simple things of life.

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