Wuppertal Zoo

Shower For Baby Elephant Mali

Given the currently quite mild temperatures, Wuppertal Zoo’s Elephant calf (born October 14th) can get a shower outside! Together with her mother "Tika", the little one clearly enjoys being sprayed with the water hose.

The African elephants in the Wuppertal Zoo are regularly showered and washed for skin care. This also allows the animal care team to make an accurate inspection of the skin condition of the animals and strengthens trust between elephants and animal caretakers.

Video: Claudia Philipp / Lena Peters taken at Zoo Wuppertal