Video by | wild adult elephants drink and cool off at a watering on the namunyak wildlife conservancy. an elephant’s trunk typically holds around half of a gallon of water, but a big bull elephant can hold as much as 2.5 gallons. after spraying themselves, the elephants will often coat themselves with dust which acts as a bug repellent and sunblock.
namunyak wildlife conservancy is home to reteti elephant sanctuary (.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in africa. reteti operates in partnership with conservation international () who provide critical operational support and work to scale the reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.