Anyone who has ever tried bathing an animal, especially a large one, will probably tell you it can be a real struggle.
But this little elephant in Thailand has proven that it’s not always as difficult as you might think. In fact, it’s quite interesting.
Recorded by a tourist named the Double Trouble elephant on the video, this agitated animal was shot plunging straight towards the bath, grabbing its feet beside it, tripping, and falling straight into the water.
After holding its head for a while, looking as if it were struggling, the elephant managed to turn around and start splashing – seemingly unaffected by its less graceful watering.
Returning to its feet, the elephant turned toward the man bathing it, who is said to be Claus Jorgensen, the Danish tourist who later posted footage from the Royal Elephant Kraal and Village in Thailand.
But the excitement was not over for the baby elephant. It kept jumping back out of the tub and tried to steal the faucet, causing the surrounding tourists to laugh.
The video ends with Double Trouble jumping back into the tub more enthusiastically before a woman and a little girl uses a hose to spray into the tub.
After delightfully rolling in the water, seemingly indulging in its additional shower, the elephant grabbed the hose from the girl and her mother and ran away with it in its trunk.
Royal Elephant Kraal & Village in Ayutthaya is a non-profit organization that breeds elephants, takes care of retired elephants, and takes care of all the animals in between.
Their popular Elephantstay show allows animal care visitors and guides are on hand to show them how to feed them best, bathe them and interact with them.
Since 2000, the Kraal Royal Elephant breeding program has produced more than 60 births.
The most recent birth recorded on their website was in December 2014, when an elephant named Oijai gave birth to a baby boy named Plai Kotchasuwan.
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