Lucky gets a shower from one of her dedicated keepers, Sitheng Try.
Elephants are highly dependent on water, not only for drinking but also for their skin and general hygiene. During their evolution, they were probably fully amphibious, and the present asian elephants are reported to have swimmed over three km in the ocean. Wild elephants still today enjoy a daily bath if is possible, and they should be showered daily in captivity. Elephants need a daily shower for their skincare, and its not only physically important, it’s also important for their mental well being, especially for bulls in captivity.