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Safari animals enjoy summer fun


May 29, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Baby Asian elephants splash in the water at the Ramat Gan SafariBaby Asian elephants splash in the water at the Ramat Gan SafariPhoto: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
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The animals at the Ramat Gan Safari are far from phased by the summer heat. Whether they're enjoying fruity popsicles or making splashy fun in the water, a sunny day is just another opportunity for playtime.

A baby Asian elephant splashes water with his trunk This baby elephant rivals our own children in the amount of pure glee that comes with an afternoon in the pool. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

With a joyous swing of his trunk, this baby Asian elephant makes big waves. Elephants will often roll in the mud to cool off, but a nice swim is even better.

Brown bear eats watermelonWe aren't the only ones who crave watermelon on a summer day! (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, brown bears enjoy a fruity snack in the form of one of our favorite summer crops: watermelon!

Bear floats in water with melonsThis brown bear has the right idea. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Tired of chewing on that melon rind? When all else fails, watermelons make for a great flotation device!

Brown bears share fruit-flavored iceGuess bears don't have to play by the Wait 30 Minutes Rule. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

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