Elephants, as we are all aware, are the largest mammals on earth. So large, that at times, it’s amazing at how gentle they can be. Watching these giant animals play around and be silly can be quite entertaining. They do everything with such big motions. Large steps and even larger swings of those massive snouts. The old saying, “everything is bigger down south”, this applies even more to elephants. It’s saddening when they’ve had to be put into captivity, like the circus. I’m not here making an argument but these beautiful creatures were meant to be in the wild.
Elephants often roll around in the mud or can be seen throwing sand on themselves because they want to avoid getting a sunburn. That’s right, even elephants can get the occasional sunburn. They haven’t figured out the beauty of SPF 100 yet. Using this tactic also helps keep bugs off of them. They try to avoid small bugs. If they go up their snouts it can be rather painful. The snouts are full of sensitive nerves. The skin is also quite sensitive. It can feel even a fly land on any part of it’s body. Elephants also love the water. Splashing waves everywhere the water also gives elephant’s joints a break. Carrying around all that weight can’t be easy for any animal.
Next your gallivanting in the heart of Africa, as almost everyone does, and see a heard of elephants playing in the mud or water, you’ll know why. Now of course they are playing but there is also some rhyme behind the reason. Enjoy seeing those elephants out in their natural environments. You might possibly be able to hear them playing their, trumpet like sounds, from all the excitement these elephants are having.