Look at this big guy enjoying a dust bath! 🐘 Elephants take dust baths and mud baths to cool themselves down as they can’t sweat by themselves as Elephant skin has no sweat glands.
As Elephant skin is generally around 4 cm thick and thinnest behind the ears, to cool down even more, elephants will spray mud or water behind their ears. This allows the circulating blood to cool down faster as an elephant can pump all it’s blood through it’s ears every 20 minutes! Isn’t that wild? 🐘💙