ELEPHANT’S ENCYCLOPEDIA : MUD BATHING

ELEPHANT’S ENCYCLOPEDIA : MUD BATHING - Krabi Elephant House Sanctuary

ELEPHANT’S ENCYCLOPEDIA : MUD BATHING

ELEPHANT’S ENCYCLOPEDIA : MUD BATHING

An elephant uses mud as a sunscreen, protecting its skin from ultraviolet light. Although tough, an elephant’s skin is very sensitive. Without regular mud baths to protect it from burning, insect bites and moisture loss, an elephant’s skin suffers serious damage.