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A Recipe for satisfaction – Mud Therapy expertly demonstrated by DokNgern

The herd of Buathong, DokMai, ThongJan, and Dokngern enjoyed a mud bath after the rain today, relishing the effects of mud on their skin. Mud therapy is a source of great pleasure for elephants and the mud at Elephant Nature Park is apparently pretty good.

It seems like beautiful Dokngern wanted to show us just how great it feels. 💚


Being a fairly easy target for insects to attack, elephants instinctively use mud (and dust when it’s dry) to cover their bodies as a preventative measure. Applying a layer of mud also calms their skin and offers protection from the sun.

**Join one of Darrick’s weekly presentations to Volunteers, to learn more interesting facts about elephants & their natural behaviours.

DokNgern (ดอกเงิน)

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