In Zimbabwe, a newborn elephant became entangled in the dirt under the hot heat. Fortunately for the splattered animal, whose mother was unable to be located, a party of hunters led by picture guide Norman Crooks was able to save him. “The first thing we did was throw water on him to chill him out, which seemed to resuscitate him,” Crooks told Caters. Crooks observed that the temperature in Chirundu may soar beyond 100 degrees in direct sunshine.
Crooks and hunters used a rope to lift the imprisoned infant. The elephant became belligerent as soon as it got on its feet, maybe unaware that it was being saved. “He was rather violent and rushed at us with his trunk,” crooks said, “but ultimately we managed to get a rope beneath him.” “We hooked a rope to a winch on our vehicle and started tugging, and he came out slowly but definitely,” he continued.
After being set free, the elephant attempted to charge. “He was out and up after two or three pulls, and all hell broke loose.” The juvenile bull rushed us right away. “Fortunately, the rope loosened and he was free to join a neighboring herd of elephants,” Crooks told Caters. When the hunters returned the next day to check on their new companion, they discovered he had been reunited with his mother and sister.
According to the Earth Times, elephants enjoy mud baths since they cannot sweat. The mammals not only cool down in mud baths, but the sludge also shields their skin from the sun’s rays.