01/03/2024

Baby Elephants Pictured Splashing Around Together At Chester Zoo

Keeping cool when the temperature starts to rise is not always easy. But these baby elephants knew exactly how to cool off as they they splashed around together at Chester Zoo.

Little Bala and Hari, who are both two-years-old, enjoyed a water-spray and a bath with each other during one of the hottest July’s on record. The pair were filmed as they sʟɪᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ and played with each other in the cool water as the mercury reached 24C (75F) last week. Bala even ꜰᴀʟʟs to his side whilst running his head under the waterfall before diving under and hitting the floor.

Will Condliffe, who works at the zoo, said: ” Over time we’ve built a fantastic relationship with the elephants here. We always delight in watching newcomers develop from mischievous teenagers into mighty adults. It’s great to see Bala and Hari grow up – particularly seeing them having so much fun in the process. It won’t be long now before they grow up to be big strong adults.”

Bala is the youngest elephant at Chester Zoo and was born in January 2013 to mother Sithami, while Hari was born just a few months earlier in November 2012 to mother Sundara.

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