MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A weekend-long celebration of World Elephant Day continued at Zoo Miami.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
The international event kicked off with a special party for the female elephants, but Sunday, the zoo’s male Asian bull elephant, Dalip, got a special treat.READ MORE: Assisted Living Facility In Lauderhill May Lose License After Woman Dies
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue gave Dalip a high-pressure shower to cool him off in the summer heat.
“This is something he regularly gets, but just with a little garden hose,” said Zoo Miami’s Communications Dir. Ron Magill. “We scratch him a little bit with a brush, he seems to love it. But today with the fire hose, this was like a super-duper luxurious massage.”MORE NEWS: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
The event raises awareness of the dangers of the ivory trade and trafficking, and helps promote elephant preservation.