Animals Video

By David Aspinall

A huge family of elephants quenched their thirst from a hotel swimming pool.

Wayne Myburgh was relaxing when he spotted the thirsty herd taking gulps out of the pool at the River Lodge in Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa.

Ranging from massive adults to adorable babies, about 25 of the animals milled around the edge of the pool on January 29.

Wayne said: “They drank and drank for a good 30 minutes.

“I had just walked into the lodge after morning safari so immediately jumped for the camera and got down on my belly next to the pool to get a different angle of the elephants drinking.”