Scotty the elephant goes swimming at Louisville Zoo - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Scotty the elephant goes swimming at Louisville Zoo

We're not the only ones needing relief from the heat -- a zoo resident has been spending his summer days in the pool, too.

Scotty, the Louisville Zoo's 1-year-old baby elephant, has learned how to swim!   His keepers have been introducing him to the yard pool by filling it up a little more each day.

Wednesday, the pool was filled to the top.  Scotty walked into the pool with his mom, Mikki, even if he no longer needs her whenever he wants to go for a dip.

Dave Campell, the Elephant Area Supervisor, says Scotty is more like a kid and loves playing in the pool.

Scotty is 1400 pounds and about four feet tall.  He can't reach the bottom of the six-foot-deep pool.

This is the first summer he has ever gone swimming.

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