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WATCH: Rescued elephant having fun with a water hose

Elephants will naturally drink water where it is available including muddy pools, but this clever pachyderm prefers to drink the crystal clear water straight from the hose.

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By Jamie Smith via SWNS

This amusing footage shows a water-loving elephant drinking water from a hose like a human might.

Lemeki, is an orphan elephant growing up in the care of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at their Neonate Nursery in the Tsavo Conservation Area, Nairobi, Kenya.

She was rescued as a new-born after being swept down the raging Mara River during a flood.

Luckily, that experience hasn’t put her off water and she loves to wallow and drink it by the hose-ful.

Elephants will naturally drink water where it is available including muddy pools, but understandably, this clever pachyderm prefers to drink the crystal clear refreshing water straight from the hose.

Video grab from the amusing footage showing a water-loving elephant drinking water from a water hose like humans. (Amie Alden via SWNS)

Caregivers at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust use the hosepipes to create mud baths in the soil.

Lemeki has always gravitated towards it, often causing tug-of-war battles with her fellow orphans over who gets to drink from it.

“She is boisterous, noisy and a complete clown," saidLemeki’s keepers.

"She loves attention, in fact she demands it, and her outsize personality engulfs everyone and everything in her path."

At this age, she is still completely reliant on her caregivers for milk, security and a nurturing presence, but when she is older, Lemeki will be returned to the wild in a protected area.

To date, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, one of East Africa’s oldest conservation organizations, has successfully rescued over 260 orphaned elephants.

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