Although the weather was still a bit chilly, apples were offered to the animals to encourage a swim.
Elephant keeper Rolf Becker says, 'They play in the water just like we do, or like little kids play in the bath. It's great for their skin and their general well-being.'
During the winter months, elephants at the zoo were given daily showers. The water is known to help the animals keep their skin flora in tact.