Animals Video

By Mark Felix 

This elephant didn’t forget to pack his trunks when he was filmed drinking from an outdoor swimming pool – to the amazement of swimmers.

Tour guide Ivan Ueckermann, 30, filmed his hilarious encounter with the huge mammal while taking a dip at Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa in South Africa on November 9.

Ivan said: “Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa has just won the award for the best safari destination in the world and you can see why – this kind of experience is hard to come by.

“I work with the elephants and have to understand their behaviour very well to keep Mhondoro guests safe on bushwalks.

 “This particular elephant, who is in his thirties, is a frequent visitor and often drinks from the pool. 

“I loved every minute of filming this. 

“Being able to see eye to eye with such a large animal is awesome – not to mention while having a super refreshing swim at the same time.”