A female Asian elephant at the Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford MA.
The Asian elephant is more closely related to the wooly mammoth than it is to it's African cousin.
For whatever reason, when the Asiatic elephant retreated to India and southeast Asia, it survived the extinction that claimed it's cousin.
Dealing with the hotter climate of equatorial Asia, the Asiatic elephant has several methods of cooling itself.
Often the elephant will throw mud on it's body which not only cools but acts as a sunscreen.
The action of flapping it's ears not only creates a breeze over the body but moves air over blood vessels in the ears, cooling the blood as well.
Or as we se here, it can simply use it's trunk, which can hold up to 2 1/2 gallons of water and spray it on it's body.