A female elephant at a safari park was captured on camera burying her head in the sand while looking pretty parched. The clever elephant was observed extracting water from deep inside the earth and putting it in her mouth as her calf watched the hilarious sᴄᴇɴᴇ.
Patrick Ellis, 60, captured the amusing video in northeastern Sᴏᴜᴛʜ Aғʀɪᴄᴀ’s Kruger National Park. Mr. Ellis, who was on the safari vacation with his wife Topaz, and son Daniel, captured the large elephant bending over to look for water on camera.
Elephants generally use their trunks to dig for underground water in the area because there is a lack of water in the dams and rivers. The elephant reportedly drank from the deep hole for almost 20 minutes, according to onlookers.
Elephants need a lot of food and water because of their size, and they often drink more than 40 gallons per day. When there is a drought, they are able to supply water to many other species as well as themselves thanks to their ability to identify subsurface water sources by digging with their trunks.
Elephants are known to travel great distances in search of water sources during dry spells. The scorching Tsavo National Park in Kᴇɴʏᴀ was traversed by a herd last year, who eventually found a broken water conduit to relieve their thirst.
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