Zoo's African Elephants cool off in the pool
Thursday 19th November 2009
Zoo's African Elephants cool off in the pool

Roger, Elephant Keeper

As the temperature in Dubbo hovers above 35 degrees everyday this week the African Elephants decided to take full advantage of the hot weather by going for a swim in their pool. 

Yum Yum isn’t too fond of the pool however on really hot days she can be seen cooling off in there.  Today she really enjoyed her time in the pool splashing around and totally covering herself in water.  At times it looked like a washing machine in the pool she was thrashing around and enjoying it so much. Yum Yum was definitely having lots of fun!

Our two African Elephants have many ways of cooling themselves down if it isn’t with water than they often cover themselves in mud or dirt, especially in the warmer months.