Fun in the mud

It has been raining for the last three days and warthogs have been running around from one mud pool to another. They do this to cover their skin to get rid of the ticks and parasites, as well as to cool themselves down.

It was so impressive and exciting to see the largest mammals on land running to the same mud pool where the warthogs were playing. To see how much the warthogs respect the elephants was amazing – they just moved away and watched as the elephants rolled around in the mud expanding the mud pool.

A lot of mud was thrown over their body and in no time the elephants were reddish-brown from the mud. When the elephants finally moved away, the warthogs came back again to continue with their fun.

Nelson – Kapama River Lodge
8/11/2012



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