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Elephant self -spray mud all over his body to cool
An amateur photographer accidentally recorded images "a white elephant" take a mud bath in Etosha National Park, Namibia.


White Elephant goes next to herd of zebras. Photo: Carters News

According to the Telegraph, this is not the original skin color of the elephant, nor it is painted. Schalk van der Merwe Photographer said, the elephant turns into white after taking a mud bath to cool.

Under African harsh sunlight, the elephant stands in the mud, and uses its hose to suck mud and spray throughout the body. When dried layers of calcite and iron in the mud stick the elephant, it wears a white skin as gypsum. It is surrounded by herds of zebra, highlighting painting "white elephant" in Etosha Park. It means "a white castle."

The elephant immerses in the mud, uses its hose to suck mud and spray all over its body. Photo: Carters News.

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