This is the adorable moment a rescued baby elephant splashed around a mini-paddling pool at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand.
The excited three-year-old jumbo named Taabsela dipped her body in the brown water to enjoy the refreshing bath in Uthai Thani province on March 24.
Her caretaker from the country’s government-run Doi Pha Muang Wildlife Sanctuary said that Taabsela was separated from her herd last year when she was only three-months-old and was rescued by National Park officers. She has been recovering at the centre ever since but will be released into the wild when she’s ready.
He said: ‘We have been giving special care to this lost baby jumbo. We feed her some milk and sometimes lets her play in the park’s paddling pool. She is growing up to be a happy animal.’