Baby elephants cooling off in their big kiddie pool (Video)

The baby elephants at the Houston Zoo Baylor and Tupelo enjoy playing in the water.
Recently, the keepers gave Baylor and Tupelo a big kiddie pool.

Now that Baylor weighs more than 1,100 pounds and Tupelo about 600 pounds, the small, inflatable pools do not last longer than 5 minutes without getting popped. Houston Zoo keepers have to give Baylor and Tupelo a much bigger kiddie pool to play in.

The babies now get a family size pool which is 120 inches in length and can hold both calves. It is a lot more durable and usually lasts for about 5 uses before it has to be replaced. Playing in the pool is a fun enrichment activity for the babies and the pool is given to them when the weather allows.
Via: Houston Zoo

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