During a sunny afternoon, Maia and Guillermina were near the barn, after foot trimming, and we decided to give them the option for a bath and a nice, cool drink from the hose. Though we do have water troughs throughout the sanctuary and there is one right where they are standing, sometimes the girls prefer water from the hose.
Guille took just a quick noseful and kept walking, opting for a full body wash instead, but Maia was more than ready for her turn. You can see that she puts her trunk up to catch some water, which she then puts in her mouth to drink. After that, Maia opens her mouth up wide to indicate exactly where she’d like the caregiver to aim. She gets a nice, long stream of water while also continuing to take some in through her nose. By the end, she’s gotten a good soaking, then picking up the trunkful of grass that she dropped when deciding to drink.