Elephants are one of the most magnificent creatures on the planet. Their massive size, gentle nature and impressive intelligence make them a favorite amongst animal loves around the globe.
So when these guests at the Elephant Sands Lodge in Botswana saw an enormous African elephant bounding towards them, they stayed quiet and allowed the animal to feel as comfortable as possible. They had no idea that the elephant would do this next...
Instead of shying away from the swimmers, the elephant carefully approached the pool and inspected the water they were splashing in! The guests knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and they didn't want to spoil the moment.
So they allowed the elephant to come closer, remained silent and watched in awe as the elephant began to softly sip from the pool. According to the Elephant Sands Lodge website, this type of encounter is somewhat normal on its grounds.
The site explains that guests can expect to see elephants, kudus, giraffes, wild dogs, buffaloes, impalas, leopards, ostriches, warthogs, lions, mongooses, porcupines, zebras and other wild animals while staying at the lodge. These opportunities are once-in-a-lifetime chances to be up close and personal with God's magnificent creatures.
The elephant takes several slow sips from the pool and carefully looks over the swimmers. It seems as though they're safe enough and not posing any threat to it.