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Elephants cool down with fire hose shower

Elephants cool down with fire hose shower
Posted at 8:41 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 17:31:30-04

(CNN) - Three African elephants in California got a break from the heat thanks to a group of firefighters.

It has been unseasonably hot and humid in Oakland, so the zoo invited the fire department to come down and help out.

Firefighters showed up and went to work.

Zoo officials said firefighters sprayed up in the air only and not directly at the elephants.

The elephants are all female. The oldest is 47 years old.

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