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The Many Uses of Mud for Elephants

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The Many Uses of Mud for Elephants

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For an elephant, mud baths play many important roles: mud is cooling, it blocks the sun and prevents the skin from being damaged, and it can help dislodge parasites.

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Spend an extraordinary day along Zambia's Luangwa River, one of the wildlife wonders of the world. Follow a baby elephant and his family as they search for food and water in the midst of the brutal dry season. Along the way, meet a colorful cast of animals of all sizes, from grazing hippos and basking crocodiles to huge flocks of birds. From sunrise to sunset, the valley bursts with life, making it the ideal destination for spotting some of Africa's most spectacular creatures.

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